Re: [nbos] [FWE] Fractal Geology
"Robert"
Thu Sep 13th, 2007
As a follow-up, FWE is already presented as a free add-on to FM, so if it were updated with some derivation of the plates.c code, it could still be bundled with FM and not run afoul of the GPL. Indeed, the GPL itself does not prohibit the sale of free software (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html), only proprietary restrictions on the modification and distribution of code.
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From: Robert
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Subject: Re: [nbos] [FWE] Fractal Geology


Within the Freeciv patch, the copyright states that the original code was relicensed with permission from the author under the GPL. As of 2003, it can be modified and distributed freely.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Franklin
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Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nbos] [FWE] Fractal Geology


Plates.c might not be getting used because of its copyright restriction:

* Copyright 1988 by Mark Isaak. * You may distribute this however you like, as long as you don't sell it * and you keep this notice in it.
I didn't look at the other files, though.
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