Policy for attribution
Matthew Seth Flaschen
superm40 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 11 21:24:51 UTC 2006
Russ Nelson wrote:
> I think we need to develop a policy for attribution, e.g. "Based on
> TrueCrypt, freely available at http://www.truecrypt.org/". This is
> just one example of many. I don't see community consensus surrounding
> attribution. Please discuss.
This is essentially the "The BSD License Problem"
(http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/bsd.html), but worse because some
licenses are requiring attribution within the problem. The best choice
would be to state simply that no attribution requirements besides
complete reproduction of the copyright statement and license(s) are
acceptable. Obviously, this conflicts with certain existing licenses,
including the "EU DataGrid Software License", "Entessa Public License
Version. 1.0", and many others.
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