Len Coop coopl at ippc2.orst.edu
Wed Jan 9 12:31:26 EST 2002

Hi Patricia,

A freeBSD style license is a very good thing for GRASSLinks 3.1.
This is very good news to the GRASS/GRASSLinks community, and meets Bernhard's approval, so now the
path is open to using and improving
GRASSLinks 3.1, and to perhaps reassembling the features found in
the various versions of GRASSLinks out there. Thank you very much
for your efforts. Len

Patricia Frontiera wrote:
> Hi Len,
> I've discussed the Grasslinks 3.1 copyright issue with the UC Berkeley
> Office of Technology Licensing.  They re-wrote what I had previously put
> together (with the help of the same office) and tried to make it as
> unrestrictive as possible given Unversity policies.  I've put it only and
> you can review it at:
> http://www.regis.berkeley.edu/glinks/gl_copyright.html
> I really hope that this meets your needs and those of other users.
> Patty Frontiera
> =================================================================
> GIS Programmer/Analyst
> Research Program in Environmental Planning &
>         Geographic Information Systems (REGIS)
> Center for Environmental Design Research
> 390 Wurster Hall, College of Environmental Design
> University of California,  Berkeley, CA 94720
> PHONE: 510/642-9205             EMAIL: pattyf at regis.berkeley.edu
> =================================================================

> Subject: 
>         Re: [GRASSLIST:2799] Re: GRASSLinks
>     Date: 
>         Wed, 9 Jan 2002 17:58:39 +0100
>     From: 
>         Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at intevation.de>
>       To: 
>         Patricia Frontiera <pattyf at regis.berkeley.edu>
>       CC: 
>         Len Coop <coopl at ippc2.orst.edu>

>Hi Patricia,

>I just read the proposed license, beyond the link.
>It is a simple, permissive Free Software license in the style
>of the "modified BSD" or X11 license.

>Thus it is compatible with GRASS' license (the GNU GPL)
>which makes it perfect for us and everybody to use.

>Thanks for you efforts,
>        Bernhard

> On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Len Coop wrote:
> > Alex,
> > We are waiting for UC Berkeley/Regis to make a change in thier license to GPL or Berkeley license
> > for GRASSLinks 3.1.
> >
> > Read the current license, and interpret what it means for your own uses.
> >
> > The more we send in requests for REGIS to change the license (patty, pattf at regis.berkeley.edu),
> > hopefuly, the sooner they will do it.
> >
> > My evaluation of the versions of GRASSLinks found that 3.1 is the best code, although some of the
> > shell scripts from 3.0c and 2.5 could be converted to Perl and rolled into the next version.
> >
> > Len

Leonard Coop
Research Associate
Entomology Dept & Integrated Plant Protection Center
2046 Cordley
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR 97331-2907
Phone 541-737-5523
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