[Fedora-legal-list] Pymol license review

Gianluca Sforna giallu at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 10:08:57 UTC 2009

I just noticed this text in the F11 pymol license file:

Open-Source PyMOL Copyright Notice

The Open-Source PyMOL source code is copyrighted, but you can freely
use and copy it as long as you don't change or remove any of the
Copyright notices.  The Open-Source PyMOL product is made available
under the following open-source license terms:

Open-Source PyMOL is Copyright (C) 1998-2003 Warren L. DeLano and
Copyright (C) 2003-2009 DeLano Scientific LLC, Palo Alto,
California, U.S.A., (www.delanoscientific.com).

                        All Rights Reserved

Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and distribute modified
versions of this software and its built-in documentation for any
purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright
notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation,
and that the names of Warren L. DeLano or DeLano Scientific LLC not be
used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the
software without specific, written prior permission.


The License field in the RPM says: MIT and BSD and ZPLv2.0 and
Bitstream Vera and OFL so I assume it changed at some point and grown
the "without fee" clause, but right now that looks like not acceptable
in Fedora anymore.

Can anyone confirm my analysis?

Gianluca Sforna


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