Instant Intaller (was: E 0.8.7 & NT)

John Francis jfrancis@halcyonsoft.com
Thu, 10 Feb 2000 11:37:07 -0700


Gentlemen,

Any comments about the open source license would be most appreciated--this
is our first (but not last) open source product. If you see anything that is
out of line or that needs to be clarified, please let me know. Thanks!

John Francis
Director of Marketing
Halcyon Software, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark S. Miller [mailto:markm@caplet.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 11:21 AM
> To: Mark Shepard; E Language Discussions; Bob Schumaker
> Cc: John Francis
> Subject: Instant Intaller (was: E 0.8.7 & NT)
>
>
> At 03:02 PM 2/8/00 , Mark S. Miller wrote:
> >Yes!  Halcyon Software has just open sourced their Java "Instant
> Installer" ...
> >
> >Btw, don't bother trying to download from the above URL -- they shut the
> >download host down cause it got hacked.  I should shortly be getting a
> >working URL ("within a day or so"), at which time I'll send that out.
> >
> >It's released under a modified Mozilla license.  Once I've posted the
> >alternate URL, I'd love opinions about this license.  Is it really open
> >source?  Is it safe?  Their FAQ about the license does not seem to me to
> >correspond to the text of their license.
>
> I just heard from them (thanks John!).  Instant Installer is now
> available at
> http://gate02.halcyonsoft.com/opensource/installer/ .  I would especially
> like an opinion on the license
> http://gate02.halcyonsoft.com/opensource/installer/lisc.html .
>
> John, the discussion you've just been cc'ed on is about the E language,
> whose home is http://www.erights.org .  E is open source and written in
> Java.  It needs a platform portable open source installer, both
> for it, and
> for applications written in it.  You can browse the discussion so far at
> http://www.eros-os.org/~majordomo/e-lang/index.html .  See especially the
> thread "E 0.8.7 & NT".  We'd like to understand how Instant
> Installer might
> help us out.  Thanks.
>
>
>          Cheers,
>          --MarkM