Jeroen Roovers wrote: > On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 15:28:04 +0100 > Steve Long <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> It maybe be Published by some group, but they seem to make no >> restrictions whatsoever. As such, I'd personally feel quite happy >> using it as-is; I don't think they much care either way :-) > > Hmmm. A license is *needed* as long as modifying/distributing the > package is restricted by copyright. The as-is license specifically > grants you the right to use the software it pertains to. Without an > explicit license, you may not (ever) modify or distribute it. You would > need to obtain permission from the copyright owner in that case - > otherwise the normal copyright restrictions are in effect. > Sure but afaict they disavow all restrictions. In response (aiui) to the standard question "What may we do with this?" the first line reads: "You're allowed. You're a bozo."
"The BOZO Manifesto" takes up the rest of the document, wherein "The Bozotic Software Foundation (hereafter referred to as "us" or "you" or "everyone except Emacs-19")" imo stipulates that in effect the users are part of the group holding publishing rights, or rather that the code is public domain ("everyone except Emacs-19".) > Again, to ask the copyright owner for a simple (written) statement > saying how the software may be (freely or not) distributed and modified > is currently the next step. > Agreed; I'm sure I've seen that [EMAIL PROTECTED] addy on other software if manson is non-responsive. An email counts as written ofc, although a gpg sig might be advisable. (Although I do not think this particular case merits such caution.. but then, I'm a bozo ;) -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list