A prototype License Wizard up and running
jclift at digitaldistribution.com
Fri Apr 8 04:47:12 UTC 2005
John Cowan wrote:
> Bruce Perens scripsit:
>>You can actually get this down to three licenses, with terms on
>>derivative works classified as:
> I thought of that, but GPL-compatibility is an issue to a lot of people.
>>*Enforced sharing:* Terms must apply to all derivative works, and the
>>license terms are such that callers of the code are considered
>>derivative. This is what Rosen calls a /Reciprocal/ license in his book.
> This is the FSF's view of the GPL, but not Rosen's view of it.
Hmmm.... should we look instead to the *legal* view of these things as
Having a discussion about XYZ person's point of view having differences
to ABC's point of view is kind of moot for us, when we have a
specialised legal group (OSI & friends) possibly able to assist.
Right here and now speaking, from a "lets make an online OSI license
guide" perspective, how do we structure the questions appropriately to
guide people amongst the groups to a correct answer?
> See, the wording won't help you. It's a matter of whether you interpret
> works which include library works as derivative works or not, and that's
> in the purview of the law, not the license.
No worries. See above reference to asking Laura's team for their
thoughts on this. It could be possible we make a specific jurisdiction
license guide at first, look at how that's received, then consider other
jurisdictions from there.
What do you think?
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