Using the modified code..
Alex K. Angelopoulos
alex "at" bittnet.com
Fri Jun 28 11:51:02 2002
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Hines" <chuck.hines "at" baesystems.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Sent: Thursday, 2002-06-27 08:55
Subject: Re: Using the modified code..
> Alex> My usual approach to licenses for source code is a variation on FUD. If
> Alex> it says "GNU", I do whatever I want and just make sure that I
> Alex> redistribute the complete modified source if I'm redistributing the
> Alex> application. If it says anything else, I try to avoid it.
> That's unfortunate, because there's a lot of good stuff out there distributed
> under non-GPL licenses that you might be missing out on...
Well, that's not a *law* I have... but in general, I "release" anything I work
with. If someone has released the code into the public domain, then I have no
issues with using it. My biggest barrier, since I tend to use VB a bit, is that
a lot of VB authors who distribute their code on the Internet have something
like this: "You can redistribute this code in compiled form, but not as source."
That means development would stop with me and I would need to continually track
which code came from what source. I don't need that hassle, so I just avoid
> For anyone looking for non-lawyer-speak comparisions or details of the various
> OpenSource licenses, here's a few links:
> Charles K. Hines <ckh "at" requesttech.com> <chuck.hines "at" baesystems.com>
> Principal Scientist at ReQuest Technologies Inc
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