[Freegis-list] OGDI Licensing Concerns
Fri, 30 Mar 2001 10:15:37 +0200
On Sun, Mar 11, 2001 at 06:03:39PM -0500, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> I have reviewed the OGDI code, and was successful in removed a number of
> files in the include/win32 directory. While they may have once been used
> for some purpose, I find they aren't actually used anymore, even on Windows.
> I have updated the LICENSE file to reflect two licenses that are no longer
> issues (including the heapagent one), and issued an OGDI 3.1alpha3 release
> without the license problems.
> I have skimmed the other licenses, and I don't think there are any other
> real problems. If there is please let me know and I will do what I can to
> clean them up. It is the 3i's intention for OGDI to meet the OSD.
I got answer from FSF that even the Sun RPC license is regarded GPL compatible
(which I was not 100% sure of):
> /* @(#)auth.h 2.3 88/08/07 4.0 RPCSRC; from 1.17 88/02/08 SMI */
> * Sun RPC is a product of Sun Microsystems, Inc. and is provided for
> * unrestricted use provided that this legend is included on all tape
> * media and as a part of the software program in whole or part. Users
> * may copy or modify Sun RPC without charge, but are not authorized
> * to license or distribute it to anyone else except as part of a product or
> * program developed by the user.
> This license is GPL compatible, once you put it the RPC source as part of
> a program. We use an RPC under a similar license as part of glibc, for
I added OGDI to FreeGIS today. It is Free Software as in "free speech".
GIS network application programmes should have a look at it.
Other interested people as well, perhaps you will gain some interesting
ideas who to use or incorporate OGDI :-)
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/