On 20 Jun 2001 13:12:20 -0400, Jim Penny wrote:

> Also, as an aside, if this really concerns you, you might wish to
> consider contacting the author of the GPL product.  There is nothing
> to prevent him from giving you different licensing terms.  For
> most GPL authors, this comes down to a simple question:  "Are
> you trying to be excellent unto them", or are you trying to
> "use slash and burn agriculture".  If you are using, improving,
> giving feedback, writing documentation, helping publicise, or
> otherwise aiding them, they are likely to cut you a bit of slack.
> If you see the author as someone you can simply take advantage of,
> he is not so likely to cooperate with you.

i think this express extremely what i (we?) feel. as long as you give
back *something* you're wellcome.



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