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Re: Is this copyright/license agreement Octave-compatible

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: Is this copyright/license agreement Octave-compatible
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 23:07:01 -0600

On 16/11/2007, Josh Rigler <address@hidden> wrote:
>    This software may be copied or redistributed as long as it is
>    not sold for profit,

This is enough to make it (slightly) non-free, certainly GPL
incompatible and even unsuitable for inclusion with Octave.

It doesn't matter that they allow you to charge for it if you combine
it with another "substantive" project, whatever the hell that means.
It adds a restriction the GPL doesn't e.g. someone could want to take
out this code from Octave and sell it on its own, admittedly a weird
scenario, but still one that the GPL itself doesn't forbid.

I concur that the best solution is to ask for a relicensing.

- Jordi G. H.

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