Two new licenses - OVPL & OVLPL

Alex Bligh alex at
Sun Apr 10 19:37:04 UTC 2005


--On 10 April 2005 18:54 +0100 Alex Bligh <alex at> wrote:

> That's already there isn't it - the bit of 4.1 I mentioned?

OK it may have been there, but it wasn't as well worded as it might have
been (at least two ambiguities). The idea (to clarify) is that anything
that is used in a commercial version has to stick around in an open-source
version. What should not be prevented is the use of any such modification
in a commercial version if it is also available in an open source version.

Tonight's attempt:

3.3.	Additional License of Modifications to Initial Developer.

In respect of any Modifications that You contribute, distribute, or
otherwise make available (whether in Source Code form or in Executable
form), You hereby grant, in addition to the license grant under Section 2,
a perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty-free, sub-licensable,
non-exclusive license to the Initial Developer under intellectual property
rights (including patent and copyright but excluding trademark) Licensable
by Contributor, to use, reproduce, modify, display, perform, sublicense,
sell and distribute Your Modifications or parts thereof (whether further
modified or not by the Initial Developer or any third party) (together
"Licensed Modifications"), in future versions of the Original Software
CONDITIONAL UPON the Initial Developer procuring that in respect of each
Future Version:

(i)	all Licensed Modifications incorporated in that Future Version; and

(ii)	either that Future Version or another Future Version incorporating
	the same Licensed Modifications as the former Future Version
	(possibly together with other Modifications)

are made and remain available under the terms of this License or a
subsequent version of this License released under Section 4.1, with the
Initial Developer identified as such therein, in addition to under any
other license(s) of the Initial Developer if any. Such license shall be
effective on the date that Contributor first distributed such Covered Code
and shall apply to the Modifications both in the form contributed,
distributed or otherwise made available and in Source Code form.

I should also have said that we are only too happy to take drafting mods,
and consider suggestions for change.


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