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Re: [vox] Outlaws redux



On Tue 18 Nov 03,  7:24 PM, Micah J. Cowan <micah@cowan.name> said:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 05:29:58PM -0800, John McDonnell wrote:
> > On the 18th day of November, Peter Jay Salzman said to me:
> > 
> > > What we could do (and was previously proposed by legal with respect to
> > > the SCUMM Engine) was that we make it available
> > 
> > sounds good.
> > 
> > > ("it" being either the entire engine or selected executable files)
> > > either through our web site (subject to certain very limited terms that
> > > make clear we continue to own the code, 
> > 
> > check 1 for the GPL
> > 
> > > do not give up any claims of ownership to the code
> > 
> > and check on this
> > 
> > > and make it available entirely on an "as is" basis absent any kind of
> > > warranties, support or other assistance."
> > 
> > well, ding ding ding... we have a winner. Looks like the GPL all over :)
> > 
> > OK, maybe not, but it looks doable.
> 
> I think you're missing that they specifically said "not the source":
> in your quoted text above they are speaking *exclusively* of the
> executables. That would be 100% pointless, IMO.
> 
> -Micah

i guess that's the part i'm wondering about.  i *think* they're talking
about source code, although i'm not entirely sure.  because if they are,
their terms are (so far) compatible with the GPL.   on my first reading,
i think i read it the same way that john did...

pete

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