[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

David Dillard david_dillard at symantec.com
Thu Dec 14 03:54:58 UTC 2006

There are, but that would be a truly silly one.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:12 PM
> To: David Dillard
> Cc: license-discuss at opensource.org
> Subject: Re: [Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]
> David Dillard scripsit:
> > Suppose you want to combine two sets of code where the attribution 
> > clauses in the licenses state (as in the Terracotta 
> license) that you 
> > must put the text at the very bottom and in the center.  You can't 
> > meet the terms of both licenses.  Thus, you cannot combine the two 
> > sets of code.  Seems silly to let attribution requirements prevent 
> > such a combination.
> There are dozens of reasons for incompatibilities between 
> various OSI-certified licenses.
> -- 
> John Cowan    http://ccil.org/~cowan  cowan at ccil.org
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