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

From: Atanas Kiryakov <naso@sirma.bg>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:44:59 +0200
Message-ID: <4D67DC8B.20702@sirma.bg>
To: Damian Steer <pldms@mac.com>
CC: Mark Wallace <mwallace@modusoperandi.com>, semantic-web@w3.org
Damian

thank you for the note - indeed I was imprecise.

SwiftOWLIM is freeware, [3], as substantial parts of it are open source and the licence does not 
allow modifications.

Best regards
Naso

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeware

On 2/25/2011 3:36 PM, 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.
>
> Damian
>
> [1]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software>
> [2]
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratis_versus_Libre#.22Free_beer.22_vs_.22free_speech.22_distinction>
>
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