tseries package -- license

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Subject: tseries package -- license
From: Martin Maechler (maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch)
Date: Thu 15 Jul 1999 - 01:41:50 EST


Message-Id: <199907141541.RAA27707@sophie.ethz.ch>

Thanks a lot for "tseries"!

The new (0.1-2) version of the tseries package
contains the following in ./README :

>> Author(s): A. Trapletti <A.Trapletti@ci.tuwien.ac.at>,
>> B. LeBaron ("./src/bdstest.c"),
>> K. Krischer, and T. M. Kruel ("./src/muin2ser.f",
>> "./misc/mutinfo-1.21b.tar.gz")

>> License: "./src/muin2ser.f", "./misc/mutinfo-1.21b.tar.gz" are
>> free for non-commercial purposes. "./src/bdstest.c" is
>> free. The remainder is covered by GPL version 2 or
>> newer; see file COPYING

I think the ``free for non-commercial purposes''
is not good enough for us.

Could you try to contact K.Krischer und T.M.Kruel and ask if they would
release their software under GPL (or something similar)?

If not, it may be worth to separate your "tseries" package into a
free part (that can be put onto CD-ROMs !),
and a non-free part (that CAN'T be put onto CD-ROMs) for the "muin/mutinfo"
stuff.

Martin
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