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Re: [chicken-users] silex GPL-2 licensed?

From: Leonardo Valeri Manera
Subject: Re: [chicken-users] silex GPL-2 licensed?
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 19:12:09 +0100

On 20/03/2008, felix winkelmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ok, I'll revert the change. Apologies for causing confusion.

Felix, the actual documentation page for the egg still says GPL :)

Also, I got this reply from Danny:

On 20 Mar 2008 11:21:18 -0400, Danny Dubé <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dear Leonardo,
>         To be honest, I don't understand much about all those
>  licensing issues and I care even less.  So, instead of trying to
>  interpret the situation and give a synthetic answer, I'll just tell
>  you what is.
>         What I remember (it was many years ago) is that I had first
>  distributed SILex without any license included in the software.
>  Later, after someone asked about the licensing of SILex, I had added
>  the GPL to SILex and made it available this way.  Except for the
>  license, the software was the same each time.  AFAIK, both versions
>  are still available.
>         Obviously, you have the non-licensed version in hand because,
>  otherwise, you would have seen the license.
>         Now, what I don't know is: Is the non-licensed version covered
>  by the licensed one given that the software is essentially the same?
>         If it were just for me, you can do whatever you want with
>  SILex.  However, I don't know if you would still have problems despite
>  what I just wrote.
>         That being said, I'm glad to see that SILex is used that much
>  and helps numerous people.
>  Regards,
> Danny

Does this make it more or less clear to us?


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