[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#435214: Bug#435214: Bug#435214: Clarification of licensing terms of semidef-oct

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at debian.org
Mon Aug 6 19:10:32 UTC 2007

* Lieven Vandenberghe <vandenbe at ee.ucla.edu> [2007-08-06 09:13]:

> I can see why our license is  ambiguous.   When we wrote it in 1994, we 
> intended it to mean that the program is entirely free, for any purpose 
> (including commercial) and without any restriction.  
> If it is easier if we switch to a standard free license, I would choose 
> the LGPL.

Thanks for your reply.  

As regards the Debian package, the best situation would be that you do a new
release of the software with the changed license. If you are not willing to
do it because semidef_prog is already old software and not maintained
anymore, I will release a new version of the package stating that it is 
released now under the LGPL (if Stephen Boyd agrees, of course) and will add
the URL of this bug report discussion [1].

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/435214

Best regards,


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