For Approval: Allegro giftware license

Elias Pschernig elias at
Wed Sep 22 19:41:52 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 09:12 -0700, Ernest Prabhakar wrote:
> Hi Elias,
> I don't know if the license is well-formed, but I certainly don't see 
> anything here that would violate the OSD.
> > Allegro is gift-ware. It was created by a number of people working in
> > cooperation, and is given to you freely as a gift. You may use, modify,
> > redistribute, and generally hack it about in any way you like, and you
> > do not have to give us anything in return.
> I don't know if the OSI would consider it worth their time to approve 
> something like this, but that's a procedural issue, not a legal one.

Well, the intention was to make it easy to e.g. include the library in a
open source linux distribution, since there's always the question "are
you sure your license is open source compatible?" In particular, when we
asked freenode to add it as a project, they said we should first approve
the license by OSI.

But I guess, just refering to the positive answers I got in this list is
enough :)

Elias Pschernig

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