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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-25 14:25:35

[2003-06-25] Beman Dawes wrote:

>For more background, including rationale, a FAQ, and acknowledgements, see


>* Boosters for whom English isn't their primary language; is the license

Spanish is my first, but English is a very close second. The impression I
got is that it's somewhat hard to parse as it is. I had to read the second
"paragraph" a few times before I managed to parse out the different parts of

The main difficulty in the first part (the first two "paragraphs") is the
the lists in it are inconsistent and hard to see which are the items. For
example, the switching from simple items to adding "and" in some of them
threw me. I was expecting the list to end, but it did not. The second
paragraph is long; and without any separators other than the commas it's
hard to read.

Here's an edited version which might be better for non-english readers to

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person or organization
obtaining a copy of the software covered by this license (the "Software")
to: use, reproduce, display, distribute, execute, transmit, prepare
derivative works of the Software, and to permit third-parties to whom the
Software is furnished to do so, all subject to the following:
The copyright notice in the Software and this entire statement, including
the above license grant, this restriction, and the following disclaimer,
must be included, in whole or in part, in all copies of the Software, and
all derivative works of the Software. Unless such copies or derivative works
are solely in the form of machine-executable object code generated by a
source language processor.
~~~[the dislaimer is fine]

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