[erlang-questions] License Clarification about Dialyzer in OTP needed

sand <>
Fri Feb 27 08:21:33 CET 2009


Back when Dialyzer was being shipped as a separate application, it had
the following in its README file:

> ======================================================================
> | NOTE: The Dialyzer is distributed with its complete source and its |
> |	  USE IS FREE FOR OPEN-SOURCE PROJECTS OR NON-COMMERCIAL USES. |
> |	  							       |
> |	  For use in commercial projects, AN EXPLICIT PERMISSION FROM  |
> |	  ITS AUTHORS AND COPYRIGHT OWNERS IS REQUIRED.		       |
> ======================================================================

and its source files had no particular license.  Now that Dialyzer is
shipping with OTP, each of the source files has the Erlang Public
License notice at the top, but the README still has the "explicit
permission" requirement.

Is the "explicit permission" requirement still in effect?  If so, how
does it relate to the EPL license notice on each source file?  (The
sources don't mention any exception to the EPL.)  If the requirement
isn't in effect any more, can it be removed from the README, to remove
the ambiguity?

Thanks,

Derek

-- 
Derek Upham




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