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RE: [Savannah-hackers] submission of A Wavelets module

From: Tariq Rashid
Subject: RE: [Savannah-hackers] submission of A Wavelets module for Python.
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 20:28:11 +0100

 As a compromise, is it acceptable for me use the GPL but also to include a
statement in the projects documentation which merely states that the author
_prefers_ that the software not be used to harm people directly or
indirectly. A specific example of the military would be included.

 The statement would not be binding like the GPL, but would leave the
decision to peoples consciences. As was pointed out on gnu.misc.discuss,
there is no gaurantee that the target organisations would honour the
non-violence term anyway.

 I shall reapply if you see no problem with the above.

 This discussion applies more to another project which is being planned. It
will be a much larger scale image auto-classification, recognition and
retrieval system. (yes i know its an almost impossible task - but it will be
fun anyway!)



-----Original Message-----
From: Jaime E. Villate [mailto:address@hidden Behalf Of Jaime E .
Sent: 27 May 2002 19:24
To: address@hidden
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of A
Wavelets module for Python.

By not allowing military organisations to use your software, it is no longer
Free Software and it cannot be hosted here. To release Free Software you
have to trust the good will of people (someone who owns a knife is not a
necessarily a murder, even though knives can kill people).

You do not need to add condition ii) either, because it is already
by the GPL. You just have to write a copyright notice in your programs to
retain their copyright and be able to change the license whenever you want

If you decide to accept one of the licenses in the list, you can register
project here. If you would like to discuss additions to the GPL, you should
get in touch with the FSF.


On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 09:43:41AM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Tariq Rashid <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: other
> Other License: The \"GNU General Public License V2 or later\" applies with
the addition of the following two conditions which shall override any other
>    i) The software may not me used to directly or indirectly harm any
human. As such, the software is not to be used by any military organisation,
and it may not be used to restrict any person\'s freedom and privacy.
>    ii) The author of the software always retains the copyright and right
to modify the License.
> Package: A Wavelets module for Python.
> System name: pywavelets
> This package does NOT want to apply for inclusion in the GNU project
> Description:
> This project has the following aims:
>   * To produce a libre wavelets module for the Python language.
>     This capability applies to both number arrays as well as Numeric
>   * To provide an excellent and extensive documentation for the above, to
maximise its enjoyment, usage and greater learning.
>   * To provide a fun and friendly environment for non-experts to learn and
enjoy producing the above goals.
> It does not exist yet but I\'m working on it.
> Other Software Required:
> Other Comments:

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