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From: MDV
Subject: unofficial versions?
Date: 22 Aug 2004 20:45:28
Message: <412905e8@news.povray.org>
Just checking.
The following means MegaPov 1.1 Beta is legal. Right?

<clip>
Use of modified unofficial versions of POV-Ray is allowed if the version
used is (and can be verified as having been) a publicly available unofficial
version (which complies with the POV-Ray license) as of August 3, 2004.
</clip>

Thanks,
MDV
From: Thomas Lake
Subject: Re: unofficial versions?
Date: 23 Aug 2004 01:57:47
Message: <41294f1b$1@news.povray.org>
MDV wrote:
> Just checking.
> The following means MegaPov 1.1 Beta is legal. Right?
> 
> <clip>
> Use of modified unofficial versions of POV-Ray is allowed if the version
> used is (and can be verified as having been) a publicly available unofficial
> version (which complies with the POV-Ray license) as of August 3, 2004.
> </clip>

Usually "as of x date" means everything from that date forward. However 
here they seem the mean everything up to that date. Perhaps it should be 
made more explicit. 1.1 was released on August 16th.
From: Chris Cason
Subject: Re: unofficial versions?
Date: 23 Aug 2004 15:05:35
Message: <412a07bf@news.povray.org>
"Thomas Lake" <smi### [at] hotmailcom> wrote in message
news:41294f1b$1@news.povray.org...
> Usually "as of x date" means everything from that date forward. However
> here they seem the mean everything up to that date. Perhaps it should be
> made more explicit. 1.1 was released on August 16th.

Yes, this is so. The rules have been clarified.

regards,

-- Chris
From: Jeremy M  Praay
Subject: Re: unofficial versions?
Date: 26 Aug 2004 15:50:10
Message: <412e06b2$1@news.povray.org>
"MDV" <mri### [at] hotmailcom> wrote in message
news:412905e8@news.povray.org...
> Just checking.
> The following means MegaPov 1.1 Beta is legal. Right?
>


Now that this has been clarified, it appears that MegaPOV 1.1 Beta is NOT
allowed in this competition.

Just clarifying (again).

Too bad.  I could think of 1,000,001 uses for "media fur" alone.  :-(

-- 
Jeremy
www.beantoad.com
From: Vladimir
Subject: Re: unofficial versions?
Date: 30 Aug 2004 15:40:01
Message: <web.413349cb2ba91664a14f564e0@news.povray.org>
So can I get this straight -  It looks like I am going to have to use
megapov for my scene and I don't want to spend hours downloading it only to
find its banned:

Povray- all versions permitted

Megapov: all versions up to and including(datewise)megapov 1.0 permitted

Is this right?
Peter
From: Jeremy M  Praay
Subject: Re: unofficial versions?
Date: 30 Aug 2004 18:39:07
Message: <4133744b$1@news.povray.org>
Without a change in the rules to directly allow for MegaPov 1.1 Beta, that
appears to be the case.

Patched versions had to be publicly available on or before August 3rd.
MegaPov 1.1 Beta was announced on August 16th, making it clearly ineligible.
Bad timing, I suppose.  I just hope everyone (else) realizes this.

-- 
Jeremy
www.beantoad.com


"Vladimir" <nomail@nomail> wrote in message
news:web.413349cb2ba91664a14f564e0@news.povray.org...
> So can I get this straight -  It looks like I am going to have to use
> megapov for my scene and I don't want to spend hours downloading it only
to
> find its banned:
>
> Povray- all versions permitted
>
> Megapov: all versions up to and including(datewise)megapov 1.0 permitted
>
> Is this right?
> Peter
>
>

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