Hi,

In message "Re: Ruby licence..."
    on Mon, 3 Oct 2005 07:51:46 +0900, "Greg Brown" <greg7224 / gmail.com> writes:

|>From Richard Stallman:
|
|" The 'Ruby license' does not give permission to sell copies.
|  So it is not a free software license.
|
|  Only the fact that Ruby is also available under the GPL
|  makes Ruby free software "

Non-GPL part of the 'Ruby license' does not contain any terms to
prohibit selling copies.  Yet it still does contain some terms that
are not compatible with GPL, so that applying it without GPL makes
Ruby non-free software.

Note that the Ruby license is always dual with GPL.  You can choose
terms you use, but still you have to allow others to choose their own
terms including GPL, so that applying the part of it is not an option
for Ruby.

							matz.