[SDL] [help] SDL license. Must and must-not_s

Daniel Phillips phillips at arcor.de
Mon Jan 27 01:29:01 PST 2003

On Sunday 26 January 2003 16:58, j_post wrote:
> On Sunday 26 January 2003 02:24 am, you wrote:
> > tool I need. The program is to be given
> > to a university teacher as an academic task.
> > I don't think he will show it to anybody
> > else and probably in two weeks my program
> > will rest forever in a dark case where nobody
> > else will never look at it anymore, but I want
> > to be strictly compliant with the terms of
> > the SDL license, recognizing the nice work
> > of Sam Lantinga and the rest of the people
> > who have helped the project.
> [Disclaimer] I am not a lawyer. [/Disclaimer] The GPL requirement for
> supplying the source code does not apply if the application is strictly for
> in-house use, ie: not distributed to anyone else outside one's company or
> organization. Since only you and your professor will ever use the program,
> it seems to me that this clause applies to your situation. So you can
> supply the SDL source code to your professor, or not, as you see fit.

Actually, as the professor sees fit.  Supplying a tgz of the SDL source on 
the same CD as binary is easy, more than satisfies the requirements of the 
LGPL, and makes him a model OSS citizen.  It's a good thing to do, perhaps 
not strictly necessary, but certainly sufficient.



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