SocialText license discussion--call for closure of arguments

Ben Tilly btilly at
Tue Jan 23 02:20:07 UTC 2007

On 1/22/07, Ross Mayfield <ross.mayfield at> wrote:
> Socialtext has been monitoring the conversation and we appreciate your
> input.  Based on our review of the discussion, it appears that beyond
> the general concerns about attribution, the proposed provision raises
> two issues for the group:
> 1)  What happens if the product does not have a UI?
> 2)  What happens if the location requirement is too specific?

3) What happens if the product has a UI that is too limited for your
requirements?  For example if someone wants to deliver content to
mobile telephones.

4) What happens if the product has an unexpected type of UI?  For
instance a command line client.  Or if someone wants to create a
specialized interface for blind people.

5) What happens if the UI has dramatically different rules?  For
instance there is a 3-dimensional interface where it is very hard to
interpret what it means to "display a logo" or to say what the size of
a 2-dimensional logo should be.

And so on and so forth.


> We think that we can come up with acceptable answers to both of these
> concerns, but we wanted to make sure that we have addressed all of the
> major concerns. Please advise me if you have other issues.
> Ross Mayfield

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