Linux GPS program

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at abnoba.intevation.de
Wed Mar 28 17:01:52 CEST 2001


In article <3AC0D79E.ADED2832 at crynwr.com>,
	Russell Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> writes:
> Bernhard Reiter wrote:
>> will pygps be Free Software? I could not find anything about a
>> license in the cvs.
> 
> Yes, it will.  Right now, I want people to fetch it from the CVS so
> they have the latest-n-greatest.

Well right now there is no usage term blurb attached, so the default
would be that the user does not have the necessary freedoms to make
it Free Software.

If you want it to be Free Software, 
attach a license (maybe MIT style or LGPL).
Just put it into CVS. People will still have no tarball.
If you ask them for not distribution their changes on their own I do
not see why somebody would want to do this.

If they don't care for your copyright, they can still produce
"rogue" versions now...

>> If it was I will be happy to add it to the www.freegis.org
>> link collection.
> 
> It's free software now -- I just don't want rogue versions that would be
> hard for me to integrate back into the mainline branch.  Feel free
> to suggest changes.

	Bernhard

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