Derivative Works of OSL 3.0 and AFL 3.0 [Section 16]
chris at czv.com
Mon Sep 12 19:43:06 UTC 2005
On Sep 12, 2005, at 8:41 PM, Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> Chris Zumbrunn wrote:
>>> Here is what I ended up with: http://czv.com/licenses/CL3/
> Chris and others,
> While I contributed OSL 3.0 for others to use to create licenses as
> wish, I would sincerely appreciate your not doing so at least until
> OSL 3.0
> is approved. Now is not the time to confuse everyone with your own
> Nor, as it happens, has OSI decided how to respond to an inevitable
> profusion of OSL-like licenses with subtle and confusing differences.
> License proliferation remains a problem.
> I was warned that this would happen when I first proposed section 16
> but I
> took a chance in doing so because I wanted to eliminate the problem of
> being a "license steward." Please don't write a derivative license
> just to
> prove it can be done. At least not now, and not without careful thought
Point well taken. I also realize that the same thing that the Copyback
tries to achieve could be achieved by combining the OSL with a waiver.
again, the same thing would be true for the AFL. Having a "derivative"
the AFL or the Copyback license available as its own license that can
referenced in Copyright Notices probably justifies their existence if
I basically see four slots that are worth filling...
Beastie (AFL), Copyback, Copyleft (OSL) and if you want the GPL.
Outside of that I can hardly see a need for another license. But maybe
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