Re: [greenstone-users] Attain Greenstone License

From John R. McPherson
DateThu, 23 Feb 2006 08:49:25 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Attain Greenstone License
In-Reply-To (BAY21-F247CCE6A4520ACE2F3C2C2D9FD0-phx-gbl)
On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 01:53:14PM +0800, Liany Hairon wrote:
>
> I am writing this on behalf of an organisation: Singapore Chinese
> Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I have built an digital image
> library using Greenstone. How do I get a license for using the
> Greenstone software and that I do not violate any copyright issues?

Hi,
greenstone is licensed under the GNU GPL free software license. You
should have received a copy of this license with your download of
greenstone. If you want to know more about this license, there is a
'frequently asked questions' page about the license:

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html

Basically, it means that you have to offer the program's source code
to anyone you give the program to. As long as you follow this license
for the greenstone software itself, you won't be violating any copyright.

If you are talking about the copyright on any documents that you use
to create a greenstone collection, then you'll need to sort that out
with the people who wrote the documents.

John McPherson