Subject: Re: For Approval: Allegro giftware license
From: Elias Pschernig <elias@users.sf.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 21:52:25 +0200

On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 11:35 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> However (separately from your question), why not a standard permissive
> licence such as the MIT/X one
> (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php)?  I'm sure it'll
> seem a bit colder and less folksy, but among other things you really
> should consider the merits of the MIT licence (and similar ones such as
> revised BSD) protecting you from warranty claims.
> 

Yes, there's no real need for a new license, except the historical
reason I mentioned. The Allegro library always used the "giftware"
license worded by its author, so why change it.

There's a separate disclaimer at the beginning of the documentation
(http://alleg.sourceforge.net/onlinedocs/en/index.html - the paragraph
with blue background). Apparently who wrote it didn't think this has to
be inside the same text which describes how you may copy/modify it.
Could this still be a problem?

-- 
Elias Pschernig