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Re: default option set for math/octave depends on non-free software
One can probably redistribute it,
FreeBSD does for example.
However, do you think that people installing octave
should suspect that trading hdf5 data managed by
octave could infringe a license agreement?
Better provide HDF5 without szip. Those needing szip
must explicitly accept the license.
Unless someone knows how to make hdf5 dlopen szip
At Sat, 06 Feb 2010 16:56:40 -0500,
Greg Troxel wrote:
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> Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> writes:
> > On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 04:43:58PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> >> I read the license, and there is no "permission is granted to
> >> redistribute".
> > Continue reading. They grant a license to USE the product to all users.
> > I haven't spoken with a lawyer, but I am quite sure that I will get the
> > answer that redistribution is allowed by the intention of the license.
> I did continue. As an aside, the notion of whether use is a right
> reserved to copyright holders is at best unclear (it's not in the
> enumerated list of reserved rights). But, granting use to end users is
> not the same as granting permission to redistribute to anyone.
> If you do talk to a lawyer and get a written opinion that would be most
> interesting. But, I'm quite sure they'll tell you that no permission to
> distribute is granted by that license, even if they also tell you that
> you are unlikely to be hassled.
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