For thoughts: fair license

Wilson, Andrew andrew.wilson at
Thu May 5 17:12:54 UTC 2005

James Pye wrote:

>        The exercise and enjoyment of the rights granted by authorship
>        is authorized provided that this instrument is retained with
>        substantial portions of the works in a good faith effort to
>        notify any entity that uses the works of this instrument.

Admirable for its brevity!  However, in a web services context, the 
requirement to "notify any entity that uses the works" could
certainly be construed to require a banner notice on every view
of a page served by covered code -- perhaps not what you intended.
You might consider falling back to a specific requirement to
reproduce the notice in source code and product documentation.

Andy Wilson
Intel Open Source Technology Center

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