NewsForge: POV-Ray Illustrates Complexity of Changing Licenses
Jan 27, 2006, 08:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Feller)
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"The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray) graphics software
has existed for 15 years under a license designed to keep it free
and open. But with continued confusion as to what that license
allows, the POV-Ray developers are looking for something new.
"Although the license has remained virtually the same over the
life span of POV-Ray, Chris Cason, team leader on the project, said
the main developers of POV-Ray are in agreement that the software
needs a new license. While he said they agree that a license
recognized as an open source license would be ideal--such as the
GNU General Public License (GPL)--that is not necessarily the
direction they will go in..."