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Re: Is this an Octave compatible license?

From: Rafael Laboissiere
Subject: Re: Is this an Octave compatible license?
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 21:18:14 +0200
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* E. Joshua Rigler <address@hidden> [2001-09-05 12:29]:

> Is the following copyright statement, from a library I am linking to,
> compatible with Octave and/or GPL?  It seems rather simple, but I can't
> see any problems.
> *****
> Copyright 2001
> National Space Science Data Center
> NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
> This software may be copied or redistributed as long as it is not sold
> for profit, but it can be incorporated into any other substantive
> product without any modifications for profit or non-profit. This
> copyright notice must be reproduced on each copy made. This software is
> provided as is without any express or implied warranties whatsoever. 
> *****

Why do not you use netCDF instead of CDF?  (See its home page  I am not an expert on
licenses, but since the netCDF library is part of the main section of the
Debian distribution, it is at least DFSG-compatible (see

Rafael Laboissiere

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