[I'm cc'ing this reply to the developers list informational purposes...]
Feel free to go right ahead with this.
But, for the future, please note that mail like this had better to go the
administrative contact addresses mentioned on the opening screen of the
program, or in the documentation, rather than individual developers...
If you offer the program for download, we may want to link to your
page as an additional mirror site, too, so please send us a linkable
URL once you have completed construction of this database of yours.
On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Dr G P S Raghava wrote:
> We are maintaining a database of free softwares for general purpose
> (www.imtech.res.in) which are available free of cost for general user
> and academic community. The aim of this project is to help the
> scientific community in distributing these software. We are a academic
> institute are not charging any money from users who wish to download
> these software from our site. we have found your software to be useful
> for general Information Technology professionals, general computer users
> and others also. We wish to include your software in our next database
> release. We already have a copy of software from web. In case , you do
> not agree please initimate us, for removal of your software from our
> database. presently your software will be available from our site i.e.
> gnuplot (software name) at http://www.imtech.res.in/fsgp/. whenever you are not
> interested to distribute these software from our site , please write to
> us . We will remove your software from our database. Initially we plan
> to provide a link to the original software but later we have realized
> that a number of software are not available from net or their original
> site is not accessible or some sites may close frequently. As well as
> some users do not have internet connections particularly in developing
> countries , so off-line distribution will help them. Thus, we thought we
> should keep one copy at our site and also provide a link to original
> site for downloading these software. We encourage users to download
> software from their original site rather than from our site (We clearly
> mention on home page of the database). This way user will get latest
> version. We also mention clearly that user should read terms and
> conditions and copy right statement laid for users.
Hans-Bernhard Broeker (broeker@...)
Even if all the snow were burnt, ashes would remain.