[Debian-olpc-devel] Fwd: [SPAM] Re: sugar-speak-activity and licensing of PyAIML
sebastian at somosazucar.org
Fri Aug 13 23:40:14 UTC 2010
The original author is more than willing to relicense to whatever we ask.
What do you suggest?
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From: Cort Stratton <cort at club.cc.cmu.edu>
Subject: Re: [SPAM] Re: [Debian-olpc-devel] sugar-speak-activity and
licensing of PyAIML
To: Sebastian Silva <sebastian at somosazucar.org>
Hi Sebastian -- wow, I'm amazed that my humble little free-time
programming project is still alive and reaching such a broad audience!
As you perhaps suspected, I never expected it to become that popular
when I originally wrote PyAIML's quote-unquote "license"; it was just a
bit of fine-print text at the bottom of the web site to give readers a
chuckle. Frankly, I'm not even sure it succeeds on that front; forgive
me, I was young :) If the tongue-in-cheek license is preventing PyAIML
from reaching more users, then I would be *more* than happy to modify
the license terms to something more appropriate. I've been out of the
open-source world for several years now; what's the preferred way to say
"use this code however you want, but please continue to credit the
original author where appropriate, and don't blame me if anything goes
On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 04:58:58PM -0500, Sebastian Silva wrote:
> Hello Cort,
> This is Sebastian Silva from the Sugar project.
> A couple of years ago Rafael Ortiz and I integrated PyAIML into
> "Speak", the robot that ships with Sugar and the +1 million OLPC
> computers. After this effort, subsequent versions of Speak have
> carried your program and some brains for Spanish and English.
> We are having a problem with your license and are wondering
> if it would be possible to change it?
> I understand your disdain for legalese but I also think you were not
> trying to stop us from distributing it.
> Thanks for considering this.
> 2010/8/13 Luke Faraone <lfaraone at debian.org>
> Hi all,
> Previous versions of sugar-speak-activity embedded PyAIML, an
> Artificial Intelligence Markup Language interpreter. PyAIML suffers
> having a rather unfortunate license, which I'll quote below in
> > License Information
> > I hate legalese. This software is free to use and distribute
> however you'd like. I'm not aware of any catastrophic bugs, but
> please don't come crying to me if this software fries your board.
> Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or
> older to make this call. For indoor or outdoor use ONLY. We live
> for the One, we die for the One.
> After discussion on #debian-devel, I've come to the conclusion that
> of today, the license is non-free. alsroot has stripped PyAIML from
> newest version of Speak, 17, and Sebastian Dziallas had
> developed a
> patch he's used in Fedora, attached for completeness.
> Therefore, if we package the new upstream version of Speak from the
> tarball, and apply the patch to disable PyAIML support, we should
> something working that is legally distributable.
> : http://pyaiml.sourceforge.net/
> : http://pyaiml.sourceforge.net/#license
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> "Te imaginas si te pudieran enseĆ±ar sĆ³lo a leer pero no a
> 1. mailto:lfaraone at debian.org
> 2. http://pyaiml.sourceforge.net/
> 3. http://pyaiml.sourceforge.net/#license
> 4. http://download.sugarlabs.org/sources/honey/Speak/speak-17.tar.gz
> 6. http://luke.faraone.cc/
> 7. mailto:Debian-olpc-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
> 8. http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/debian-olpc-devel
> 9. http://somosazucar.org/
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