New Version of Artistic License

David Johnson david at
Tue Nov 6 02:46:49 UTC 2001

On Monday 05 November 2001 01:43 pm, Chris Gehlker wrote:

> For those of you who aren't ObjC hackers, should there be any such, they
> way you modify a program about 80% of the time is to declare and implement
> a new category on some existing class. In most of the remaining cases, you
> just derive a new class from an existing class. It's very rare to modify
> the actual implementation of a class. 

*Ideally* that's the way C++ works as well :-)

> Anyway, I edited the Artistic License and developed something I'm calling
> the Objective-C Artistic License. Mostly I changed "Package" to "Framework"
> to fit ObjC usage but I also changed to wording a little to fit the
> practice in the ObjC community. I also copied the last clause from one of
> the newer licenses under the assumption that the lawyers have learned
> something.

What exactly are you looking for in a license? Perhaps we can give you 
pointers to an existing license that you can use as-is. A LOT of people don't 
like the current Artistic License, and it's typically used as part of a 
AL/GPL dual license, and rarely by itself.

David Johnson
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