For Approval: Allegro giftware license

Elias Pschernig elias at
Wed Sep 22 19:52:25 UTC 2004

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
> (  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
( - 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

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