[Pipet Devel] Piper HOWTO

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Mon Jan 29 08:14:40 EST 2001

Jarl van Katwijk wrote:
> A copy of the licence is here
> http://co4.inrialpes.fr/docs/co4-1.0a/co4-Appendix-2.html. This is the 2.6e
> licence, I only could find version 2.6b.

This is a "non-commercial only" license.  It's not L/GPL.  It says that you
can make a derivitative work (which is I guess what you're doing), but that
you have to let them know.  I don't know what they will allow for the
licensing of our derivative.

We should (1) contact them (if there is anyone to contact), (2) tell them what
we want to do with the library, and (3) ask if we can relicense the derivative
under the L/GPL or ask if they really don't care what we do.

Otherwise, we'll probably have to distribute the library separately.  That's
the only legal alternative.

J.W. Bizzaro                                           jeff at bioinformatics.org
Director, Bioinformatics.org: The Open Lab     http://bioinformatics.org/~jeff
"All those scientists--they're all alike!  They say they're working for us,
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  -- Angry Villager, Young Frankenstein

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