lyricos at mindspring.com
Sun Sep 9 19:45:48 UTC 2001
The first paragraph of http://www.opensource.org/licenses/index.html
"For your convenience, we have collected here copies of the licenses
approved by OSI. If you distribute your software under one of these
licenses, you are permitted to say that your software is "OSI Certified
Open Source Software.""
However, if I choose to distribute my software under the Apache license,
I clearly don't want to use the verbatim license. How much leeway do I
have in modifying the wording of a license derived from one of the
canonical forms while still claiming to distribute my software under the
terms of that license?
For reference, I am attaching a copy of the derived license in
question. Sorry, I know the question is a bit challenged, but there are
no real guidelines for this on 'opensource.org' that I can see.
Thanks in advance for your assistance,
Bryan George Email: lyricos at mindspring.com
5 Butternut Way Web: http://www.mindspring.com/~lyricos
Sterling, VA 20164 Phone: (703) 707-8578 (H), (801) 740-5156 (F)
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