Copy-Back License draft for discussion
chris at czv.com
Mon Apr 25 00:10:32 UTC 2005
On Apr 24, 2005, at 10:37 PM, John Cowan wrote:
> Chris Zumbrunn scripsit:
>> People who simply make a distro would not have to keep track of
>> anything. They just need to keep the copyright notice in place the
>> way they currently do with the BSD license. In which way does the
>> Copyback License require them to keep track of something?
> Almost all mainstream distros do actually make small modifications of
> the programs they get from upstream developers, in order to better fit
> them together.
OK, if that's the case then a Copyback license would probably not be an
ideal choice for these kinds of programs. Nevertheless, I changed "any
modifications" to "any relevant modifications", which should likely
help in this regard as well.
Also, for consistency I change the occurrences of "original
contributor" to "project" and eliminated the use of the term "software"
to make the license even more flexible.
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