Re: tseries package -- license

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Subject: Re: tseries package -- license
From: Adrian Trapletti (Adrian.Trapletti@wu-wien.ac.at)
Date: Thu 15 Jul 1999 - 18:04:53 EST


Message-ID: <378D9625.50BB8F9F@wu-wien.ac.at>

Martin Maechler wrote:

> 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)?

I will try...

>
>
> 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.

The non-free part only contains the "amif" function. I think although the
"auto mutual information" is a nice toy, it is not a very big loss, if we
don't have it in the "free" tseries package.

Adrian

>
>
> Martin

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