For Approval: Open-Realty License
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Wed May 25 17:58:38 UTC 2005
A private correspondent who wishes to be anonymous on this list (and
has granted permission to quote him) writes:
> The proposed licence has an additional restriction which, I believe,
> makes it FSF incompatible.
> That restriction appears to be a restriction on use to me. It seems to go
> beyond simple declaration of copyright and more like an advertising clause.
Advertising clauses aren't incompatible with FSF-freeness, though they are
incompatible with the GPL. For example, the original (4-clause) BSD license
and the Apache 1.x licenses have advertising clauses of various kinds,
and they are FSF-free and GPL-incompatible.
> There also seems a conflict between any OSD downstream licence and the
> requirement for the HTML comment in derived works. I don't think it has
> been well drafted.
I think this comes under the general exception for attribution notices.
> Incidentally, I also think that the URL should be provided using a link
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