Martin Leopold wrote:
> I tried to investigate a little bit further. So I got the old 1.70 and a
> few other versions of the website. On the download site there is the
> same "Enduser License Agreement" - it's unclear whether it suppose to
> apply to all or some versions.
> This license agreemet is included with the 4.0 package, but not with the
> other versions I tried (3.11 and 1.70). 3.11 has the following notice on
> distribution, but I can't find anything on modification:
> Distribution: May be freely distributed with author's
> permission and inclusion of copyright notice
> Did anyone try to contact the author (Alan R. Baldwin) maybee he would
> be interested in a special deal for sdcc. Or maybee some of the changes
> for sdcc might be interesting for him as well?
this might have been done some years ago but I don't think it happened
recently. Some days ago I notified Aurelien (the Debian maintainer of SDCC)
about the different licensing terms of this package and whether this
could mean (part of) SDCC would have to move to Debian non-free.
As the licensing don't seem to be very clear (to my naive reading)
it would (as you proposed) make sense to contact the author to hear
about his intent.
This has to the best of my knowlegde not happened recently and
as a non-native english speaker I myself didn't feel up to it.