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- Subject: Clarification on Lua's license.
- From: Lorenzo Donati <lorenzodonatibz@...>
- Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2010 13:59:47 +0200
I'm planning to produce a simple freeware (not open source - for various
reasons) based on Lua and I need some help to interpret the license
correctly (I'm not going to make any money out of it and I cannot afford
any legal expertise) in order to give due credit to Lua team.
The software should comprise a slightly modified Lua interpreter
(lua.exe + lua51.dll) with some (bytecode-compiled) libraries and
scripts containing the 'business logic' of the software. The user will
be using that modified interpreter to interact with the software.
Is it sufficient to add (maybe somewhere in the file with my freeware
license) the following notice?
"This software is based on Lua language and interpreter.
Lua is Copyright (C) 1994-2008 Lua.org, PUC-Rio.
See http://www.lua.org for more information about Lua."
Or must I include the whole 'COPYRIGHT' file found in Lua's source
distribution? The problem with this latter approach for me would be that
it would seem that the whole software is under MIT software (as far as
I'm understanding English 'legalese').
Any help or pointer would be appreciated!