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19 Jun 2024 05:54:07 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Patching megapov and the povray source license  
From: Christoph Hormann
Date: 18 Dec 2006 02:34:02
Message: <4586446a$1@news.povray.org>
Tom York schrieb:
> [...]
> where the Licensed Version is defined at the top of the license file as 3.6.
> It seems to me that "in substance" could be read either way. Which way is
> the right way; is it possible to modify MegaPOV while remaining with the
> spirit of the license, or must I only modify the official source?

Since MegaPOV is, "in substance, a modification of the Licensed Version" 
any custom version based on it is obviously as well so you have 
absolutely no problem with that part of the Lincense.  And you are also 
allowed to create a custom version based on MegaPOV as far as the 
MegaPOV authors' rights are concerned since MegaPOV is bound to the 
source license as well, in particular section 3.5-c:

"... that source code must be licensed to each person who receives it 
under the same terms as these Modification Terms."

So MegaPOV (or any other custom version) is automatically licensed under 
the same terms as the official version.

This all with the usual IANAL & no official POV-Team statement disclaimer.

-- Christoph

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