Speaking of Calling Things Open Source When They Aren't...

Chris DiBona cdibona at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 17:19:05 UTC 2008

We'll remove them if they are playing games like this. I'll go look
into this now.


On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
> David Dillard writes:
>   > Doesn't sound like they intend it to be open source to me.  I wonder if
>   > Google will allow Zoto to continue to use their code hosting service under
>   > these terms?
>  You mean under the terms of the New BSD License?  When you license
>  code, the judge only looks outside the license for other things you've
>  said about the licensing when the terms of the license are ambiguous.
>  The New BSD License is pretty unambiguous, so Zoto screwed themselves.
>  Oops.  They're well-advised to remove their code from Google Code, but
>  they'd have a really hard time suing anybody for redistributing the
>  code under the terms of the New BSD License.
>  At least, that's my understanding of the law, but I may be wrong.
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