Is license of gserver.rb in Ruby package "freeware"? Thanks

Hello,

I found that in Ruby package there’s a file named gserver.rb, the
licence of
which is “freeware”. I searched freeware licence on internet, but I
didn’t
find the content of the licence.

Does anyone know freeware licence? Thanks a lot.

Here’s the header of gserver.rb

Copyright © 2001 John W. Small All Rights Reserved

Author:: John W. Small

Documentation:: Gavin S.

Licence:: Freeware.

See the class GServer for documentation.

quoth the XiaoLiang Liu:

Copyright © 2001 John W. Small All Rights Reserved

Author:: John W. Small

Documentation:: Gavin S.

Licence:: Freeware.

See the class GServer for documentation.

I believe in this context it is the same as saying 'free as in beer, but
not
free as in speech, though, I am not a lawyer, and am not an expert on
software licensing.

Perhaps this link from wikipedia may help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeware.

FWIW your best bet is to try to contact the author himself directly to
enquire
about its terms of use.

-d

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:16 AM, darren kirby
[email protected] wrote:

I believe in this context it is the same as saying 'free as in beer, but not
free as in speech, though, I am not a lawyer, and am not an expert on
software licensing.

That could be a problem, considering GServer is part of the core Ruby
distribution which is ostensibly all under the Ruby license.

quoth the Avdi G.:

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:16 AM, darren kirby [email protected]
wrote:

I believe in this context it is the same as saying 'free as in beer, but
not free as in speech, though, I am not a lawyer, and am not an expert
on software licensing.

That could be a problem, considering GServer is part of the core Ruby
distribution which is ostensibly all under the Ruby license.

Ahh, I wasn’t aware it was core Ruby. I am also not aware if code
accepted to
the core distribution implicitly becomes licensed under the ‘Ruby’
license.
Perhaps gserver.rb needs to be updated…

-d

Yes, since gserver.rb is part of ruby core, I think it might need be
updated.

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 2:22 AM, darren kirby [email protected]

Does anyone know email of the author John W. Small?
Thanks.

anyway, does anyone know the email of the author John W. Small?
Thanks.