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License Exception
=================

The following is the license exception from John Adcock, copyright
holder of DScaler, and its associated libraries.

From John@adcock8.freeserve.co.uk Sat Apr 26 04:22:21 2003
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Subject: RE: [sfllaw@engmail.uwaterloo.ca: License exception for John Adcock]
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This is a weird one, but this is how I think the GPL applies here. You
want to redistribute some dlls that I have built, and I have allowed
redistribution of the dlls under the terms of the GPL,  In releasing my
source under the GPL I say you can build that dlls with the source I
also have made available.  

Under the GPL you may then further redistribute the dlls to your heart's
content (as long as you also are willing to supply the same source I
did), as long as you trust me that the dll's are built from that source
(which they were) and don't change the source (which you haven't) there
is no additional restriction on redistribution.  I don't think it
matters that you can't actually compile the dlls yourself because you're
running on linux or even that the code currently requires a non-free
compiler to compile (although this is a grey area).  But then I'm not a
lawyer.

If you want to cover your posteriors with a clause as you outline I've
no problem with that but I really don't think it is required.  Also I
hope that we can get cross platform compilation sorted soon and these
annoying legal issues will go away.

John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Billy Biggs [mailto:vektor@dumbterm.net] 
> Sent: 21 April 2003 19:51
> To: John Adcock
> Subject: [sfllaw@engmail.uwaterloo.ca: License exception for 
> John Adcock]
> 
> 
>   Thoughts?  Should I post this to deinterlace-discuss?
> 
>   Many thanks,
>   -Billy
> 
> ----- Forwarded message from Simon Law 
> <sfllaw@engmail.uwaterloo.ca> -----
> 
> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 23:22:02 -0400
> From: Simon Law <sfllaw@engmail.uwaterloo.ca>
> To: Billy Biggs <vektor@dumbterm.net>
> Subject: License exception for John Adcock
> 
> Hi Billy,
> 
> 	From my reading of John's mailing list posting, 
> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=1937234&forum_id=6588
> the following exception statement seems to be in line with his thinking.
> 
> In addition to the GNU General Public License, as a special exception to
> Section 3, John Adcock gives permission to distribute the Program,
> DScaler, where the source code distributed need not include anything
> that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with
> major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the Microsoft Windows
> family of operating systems, unless that component itself accompanies
> the executable.  You must obey the GNU General Public License in all
> respects for all of the Program code used.  If you modify the Program,
> you may extend this exception to your version of the file, but you are
> not obligated to do so.  If you do not wish to do so, delete this
> exception statement from your version.
> 
> 	It is best if you capture his entire response OK-ing this
> statement, and we can put it in COPYING.DScaler in your distribution.
> Sorry for the inconvenience.
> 
> Simon
> 
> P.S. Why did I have to be a Free Software developer, and not a lawyer?
>      My parents would have been much more proud.
> 
> ----- End forwarded message -----
>