email@example.com (Tristram Scott) wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>... > Matt J <mattjacREMOVE@thisieee.spam> wrote: > [snip] > > If you have any copies of those files of your own, you could repost a > > .zip of them on the FEX, but not take credit for them. You could call it > > "Mark Mikofski's John D'Errico Collection" or something like that. If other > > people do the same, they would become available again, with a little bit of > > searching... > > No, I don't think so. The code is John's and if he chooses to no longer > have it available, respect his decision. > I have tho utmost respect for John, his decision to remove his contributions from the file exchange, but I have so much respect for him that I also respect his intelligence to understand, and agree to, the license conditions he made those contributions available to everyone. That license agreement explicitly allows redistribution with and without modification - meaning that this code is free in the GNU sense of free, not just free as long as the author so wishes.
My 5 pence on the topic, for what it's worth. Bjeorn