STWL (spread the word license)
bfastenrath at mac.com
Fri Nov 5 04:52:50 UTC 2004
I've modified the STWL license to restrict the requirement to inform
third parties to parties you are in contact with anyway, so the
reasoning this could ask for spamming does no longer apply (paragraph
3). I've modified paragraph 4 to require the user to be of assistance at
least twice, so the reasoning this could require a user to be of
assistance several thousand times also does no longer apply.
Bernhard Fastenrath wrote:
> I'd like to suggest a new license:
> The rational behind the STWL is that open source software suffers from a
> lack of advertising (if not currently hyped by media)
> and therefore an attempt to counter the lack of advertising should be
> made by adding the active distrbution of such software
> as a requirement to the software license. Otherwise (except for 3. and
> 4.) the license resembles the BSD license.
> <copyright note>
> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
> 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
> documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> 3. You make an attempt to promote the use of this software by
> notifying parties to which this software may be of interest about the
> software, even if such parties have not yet recognized the need
> themselves or already attempt to use another type of software,
> especially if the later is proprietary software.
> 4. You agree to be of assistance if anybody requires your help in
> installing the software or understanding the software.
> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE <project name> PROJECT ``AS IS'' AND
> ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
> IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
> PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FREEBSD PROJECT OR
> CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
> EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
> PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR
> PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF
> LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING
> NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
> SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
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