Hi Giovanni,

On Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 11:23:08AM +0100, Giovanni Mascellani wrote:
> I don't think I'll be able to be much helpful, but let me try.

Thanks for your quite verbose answer in any case.

> Il 05/11/2013 14:24, Andreas Tille ha scritto:
> >   Permission to use and/or redistribute this work is granted under the 
> > terms of
> >   the LGPL License, with the exception that any usage related to military
> >   applications is expressly forbidden. The software and documentation made
> >   available under the terms of this license are provided with no warranty.
> How bad... I wonder whether the person who wrote this funny license
> realized that they were going to strike more normal people like us than
> military people, which probably would use that code without even
> checking out the license if they needed.

Yep, that's the 'bad-guys-do-whatever-they-want-anyway' attitude.

> (that said, I'm a quite anti-military guy, but that's hardly the way to go)


> ...
> In the specific case, I can't find the non-free pieces of code from
> hep.aida.* elsewhere than in colt.

Thanks for this analysis.

> I was briefly in contact with FreeHEP authors some years ago. They
> didn't have much time to answer me at the time and I doubt anything
> changed (if not in worse), but you can give a try. I was in touch with
> Marc Donszelmann and Tony Johnson, the first two listed in [3].
>  [3] http://java.freehep.org/team-list.html

Ahhh, at least here is a name match with the authors (Tony Johnson)!
> I wish you good luck, because I think you'll need much... :-)

Thanks.  At least now I have a hook to continue my search.

Kind regards



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