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Re: Fwd: Looking for the right RDF store(s)

From: Markus Krötzsch <markus.kroetzsch@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:04:15 +0000
Message-ID: <4D67C4EF.50709@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
To: Damian Steer <pldms@mac.com>
CC: Mark Wallace <mwallace@modusoperandi.com>, Atanas Kiryakov <naso@sirma.bg>, semantic-web@w3.org
On 25/02/2011 13:36, Damian Steer wrote:
> On 25/02/11 13:23, Mark Wallace wrote:
>> The license agreement link seems to say that SwiftTREE is free to use
>> and re-distribute as part of SwiftOWLIM:
>>      "SwiftTRREE is licensed for use free of charge as an integral part
>>      of SwiftOWLIM. Re-distribution of SwiftTRREE in any form, except as
>>      part of the original SwiftOWLIM distribution package, is strictly f
>>      forbidden. "
>> I understand this to mean that you can even provide SwiftOWLIM as part
>> of a distribution to a customer.
>> Mark Wallace
> Yes, but when Markus used the term "free software" I took him to mean
> [1] and not the "free beer" [2] sense.
> If SwiftOWLIM requires SwiftTRREE it wouldn't be free. Err, free [1] :-)
> Apologies to Markus if I misunderstood his initial request.

You are right, that was what I originally meant. Some of our users care 
about the software being free as in [1], but many might still try some 
beer if its offered to them free of charge ;-)


[1] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software>
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