Re: Cannot download without a login
> You can't download this software without
> a login. This goes against the spirit
> of the BSD license, I think.
Licenses only express how the copyright holder (usually the author) authorizes his software to be used or distributed.
I am the author. I distribute it the way I want. I want that this site to require that the users be subscribed so it can keep track of who downloaded this package.
This way, whenever the I update this package with fixes or new features, every user will be notified by e-mail, except for those users that explicitly tell that they do not want to receive notifications in their user options pages.
This helps reducing the time spent providing support to users. What happens is that many users ask for new features or solutions of problems that were already implemented in the latest version that I upload to the site. If they are not warned somehow, they will not know.
The updated package notifications that the site sends automatically for me is a good solution for this problem. Therefore, the requirement to login is important to me as an author.
Cannot download without a login
You can't download this software without a login. This goes against the spirit of the BSD license, I think.
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.