Subject: Re: XITE license
Date: 6 Jul 1999 01:08:01 -0000

From: Seth David Schoen <>
> The license above does not give you the right
> to do that, so you would need to ask the original authors whether it
> could be re-licensed under the GPL.

I don't see any problem in combining software under that license with GPL
software, though. The license is no more restrictive than the GPL. It's
identical to the case of GPL software being combined with software under
the X license.

The GPL is a good license for scientific software, because pure science is
best done in the open, and the GPL assures that those who follow up on your
own development won't do it in a closed fashion.