Issue #8913 has been updated by matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto).


He agreed with Ruby's license when we asked him to allow merging gserver.rb to the distribution.
We should have updated.

Matz.

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Bug #8913: Unclear licensing terms on lib/gserver.rb
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8913#change-41817

Author: terceiro (Antonio Terceiro)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: lib
Target version: 
ruby -v: trunk
Backport: 1.9.3: REQUIRED, 2.0.0: REQUIRED


The reader of the file only says this:

# Copyright (C) 2001 John W. Small All Rights Reserved
#
# Author::        John W. Small
# Documentation:: Gavin Sinclair
# Licence::       Freeware.

What does "Freeware" mean? With only that said, one cannot assume that file is free software/open source.

The intention is probably to have it licensed under the same terms of the rest of Ruby, so it would be nice to change that header to not mention any explicit licensing terms (even though "Freeware" is not a proper license) so that the global licensing terms of Ruby also apply to this file.


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