Quick Reference For Choosing a Free Software License
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Aug 9 04:49:51 UTC 2001
begin zooko at zooko.com quotation:
> I've written a table comparing a few of the more frequently chosen licenses.
> Doubtless, the inaccuracies and biases presented therein will frustrate some
> people, but I have observed a need for such a table, and earlier revisions of
> this document have satisfied the need, so now I'm going to make it public.
Zooko, I like it. A lot. It has the advantage of brevity and clarity,
those being rare virtues in areas frequented by gentlemen of the Bar.
If you can fit the concept into such a gem of conciseness, you could
explain that it's not just _dislike of the unfamiliar_, but also the
mounting problem of licence combinations in derivative works.
Suggestion: Put some sort of licence statement for the _page_ at the
bottom. It would be nice to know under what conditions one might mirror
If you're at a loss for terms that you think might be applicable, some
options are at the bottom of these pages:
I'll be glad to discuss my rationale for each, off-list. I'm not sure
it's on-topic for this forum (or of interest to it).
Cheers, "I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate
Rick Moen those who do. And, for the people who like country music,
rick at linuxmafia.com denigrate means 'put down'." -- Bob Newhart
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