OSL 2.0 and linking of libraries
Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M.
rod at cyberspaces.org
Thu Apr 1 15:11:18 UTC 2004
It looks like the language you suggested is perfect for the template you selected.
From: pitrp at wg78.de (Peter Prohaska)
Date: 4/1/04 9:55 am
To: license-discuss at opensource.org
Subj: OSL 2.0 and linking of libraries
because I do _not_ want to use the GPL nor the LGPL, I have decided to
distribute my software under the OSL 2.0.
Section 1.c says:
to distribute copies of the Original Work and Derivative Works to the
public, with the proviso that copies of Original Work or Derivative
Works that You distribute shall be licensed under the Open Software
I do want to allow linking a library included to software under a
As far as i understand it, the only thing I would have to do is to
include a notice that goes something like:
"Clarification of section 1.c of the license:
Linking a program against a library or loading machine readable
code compiled from Source Code is _not_ considered creating a
derivative Derivative Work."
Am I correct and is there a well known template for such a notice that
one should use? The request is probably common, I think.
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