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[Axiom-legal] Re: [Axiom-developer] JavaView - Interactive 3D Geometry and Visualization
Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:43:59 +0200
On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 12:10:20AM -0400, Bill Page wrote:
> At the above web site I was not able to find any information
> about licensing. During download it says "registration" is
> required but it does not seem to place any other restrictions
> on the use or duplication of the code.
> Does anyone know whether it might be possible to consider
> this program "open source"?
Open source I do not know (depends on the chosen definition) but free
(as in freedom) software certainly not.
If no rights are given to you by a license coming along the software
then you shall read it as "all rights reserved" by the traditional
copyright laws. Which prevents you, among others, from redistributing
If the author wishes to share is software but has no clue about
licensing issues, then you might suggest him to pick a free software
license (like a 3 clause BSD license -- like axiom -- or GPL or
whatever in http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html, prefer the
most common ones).
By the way, software implemented in Java are usually quite complicated
to make working with free software Java compilers (somewhat lacking).
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