Question Regarding Derived Works

Joel West svosrp at
Wed Mar 2 07:45:16 UTC 2005

On 5:53 PM -0500 3/1/05, David Dillard doth scribe:
>Item #3 in the open source definition states that "The license must
>allow modifications and derived works, and must allow them to be
>distributed under the same terms as the license of the original
>Would a license that states that existing interfaces in the code cannot
>be changed that violates this item?  After all new interfaces could be

In addition to the suggestions already offered, you could have a license that says "if you change the interfaces, you cannot call it TurboSoft". Brian may be being modest, but I believe that's the main difference between the Apache 1.1 and (New) BSD license is to make explicit that derivative works can't use your trademark.


Joel West
Silicon Valley Open Source Research Project

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