[Pipet Devel] Piper HOWTO

Jean-Marc Valin valj01 at gel.usherb.ca
Mon Jan 29 20:25:55 EST 2001

> > 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.

Good idea...

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

No, that's not even an option... because then Pipers users wouldn't be allowed
to use Piper commercially (as it would imply using the library commercially).
This license is NOT compatible with the L(GPL), so it would be illegal to
redistribute Piper if it links with this library (whether or not the library is
separated from Piper). I'm no lawyer, but I've looked closely at the GPL a
couple times.


Jean-Marc Valin
Universite de Sherbrooke - Genie Electrique
valj01 at gel.usherb.ca

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