Added upcoming clarification of copyright and license aspiration

trunk@386
Thomas Schmitt 17 years ago
parent b9d15be5b0
commit 5ece1f0db3

@ -629,18 +629,47 @@ finish_libburn:;
/* License and copyright aspects:
Here and now this is provided under GPL only.
Read. Try. Think. Play. Write yourself some code. Be free of my copyright.
This all is provided under GPL.
Read. Try. Think. Play. Write yourself some code. Be free of my copyright.
Be also invited to study the code of cdrskin/cdrskin.c et al.
Be also invited to study the code of cdrskin/cdrskin.c et al.
If you can tell me a good reason why not to start your application from
scratch or to derive a first version with joint copyright and then
carefully strip off my code, then ask me for a BSD license. :)
libburner is a compilation of my own contributions to test/burniso.c and
fresh code which replaced the remaining parts under copyright of
Derek Foreman.
My respect and my thanks to Derek for providing me a start back in 2005.
Clarification in my name and in the name of Mario Danic, copyright holder
on toplevel of libburn. To be fully in effect after the remaining other
copyrighted code has been replaced by ours and by copyright-free contributions
of our friends:
We, the copyright holders, agree on the interpretation that
dynamical linking of our libraries constitutes "use of" and
not "derivation from" our work in the sense of GPL, provided
those libraries are compiled from our unaltered code.
Thus you may link our libraries dynamically with applications
which are not under GPL. You may distribute our libraries and
application tools in binary form, if you fulfill the usual
condition of GPL to offer a copy of the source code -altered
or unaltered- under GPL.
We ask you politely to use our work in open source spirit
and with the due reference to the entire open source community.
If there should really arise the case where above clarification
does not suffice to fulfill a clear and neat request in open source
spirit that would otherwise be declined for mere formal reasons,
only in that case we will duely consider to issue a special license
covering only that special case.
It is the open source idea of responsible freedom which will be
decisive and you will have to prove that you exhausted all own
means to qualify for GPL.
For now we are firmly committed to maintain one single license: GPL.
History:
libburner is a compilation of my own contributions to test/burniso.c and
fresh code which replaced the remaining parts under copyright of
Derek Foreman.
My respect and my thanks to Derek for providing me a start back in 2005.
*/

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