>>>>> "Matt" == Matt Birkholz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Cc: email@example.com References:
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> From:
>> email@example.com (Karl M. Hegbloom) Date: 07
>> Apr 1998 19:39:16 -0700 Lines: 45
>> [...] I've got `scsh' packaged for Debian. After I work out a
>> few minor problems, I will upload it. I've not heard from the
>> authors yet... I will assume silence is consent, and upload to
Matt> In legal matters, this is not a good assumption. However, I
Matt> once asked about using Scheme48 for a commercial project.
Matt> Perhaps this was before the following paragraph appeared in
Matt> the Scheme48 license:
Matt> Use of this software for commerical purposes is also
Matt> permitted, but only if, in addition to the conditions
Matt> required for non-commerical users, written
Matt> notification of such use is provided by the commerical
Matt> user to NEC Research Institute, Inc. (NECI) prior to
Matt> the fabrication and distribution of the software.
Matt> That seems pretty clear. Anyway, it is consistent with what
Matt> I heard back a year or more ago. I would send them a notice
Matt> and tell them it is going to appear on Debian CDs everywhere
Matt> and is configured to produce the required attribution by
Matt> default. Then go ahead and put it in the main distribution.
I just uploaded to Debian unstable, `non-free/interpreters'. It
shouldn't get put on CD-ROM's or go into the main distribution
because of the non DFSG compliant licencing terms.
It would be really good to have `scsh' under GPL. I plan to try and
get the `guile-scsh' working soon, and will also upload that for
Debian. It too will go under non-free, unfortunately.