Thunda at downunder.net.au
Wed Feb 16 00:09:22 UTC 2000
Michael Stutz wrote:
> Richard Brice wrote:
> > You can't use source code licensed with License X with source code
> > licensed with License Z (ok, that's a generalization but I don't
> > think it is too far off the mark).
> Is it *possible* for a license to be compatible with another? Offhand
Some licenses are explicitly relaxed about the
introduction of multi-licensed code. The
Netscape/Mozilla Public License was written
with this consideration in mind.
It also depends on what you mean by 'compatible'.
> [Can anyone point me to any resources on the issue of license
No, but I can tell you that I'm trying to work
on it :)
Just as a note to all YA License people --
License compatability problems do not go up
in a linear fashion, per-license. They rise
quadratically. Every license introduces a
whole raft of potential conflicts of terms.
Good motivations for YAL:
* This license exposes us to significant
* This license will force us to break
contracts/licenses we have already
Bad Motivations for YAL:
* We need a proprietary advantage this
license doesn't give
* We want to get media attention with a
Feel free to extend this list.
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