steve.thomas.private at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 29 14:02:06 UTC 2009
* the charity 'Scottish Business in the Community'  inform me that
the law firms they have worked with to date "traditionally" do not
engage in pro bono work - a dead end there. However, a firm they have
only recently approached has stated it might undertake such work but
it is not clear if it would in the IP sphere. They want another week
to pursue this possible lead for me.
* The "Very Reciprocative License" v0.02 is attached. This
incorporates several refinements upon v0.01 and would come in two
variants corresponding to different clauses (1.3.2). Both clause
versions are listed in the attachment but only one would appear in
either actual license. When some source code is not 'Available', the
former version merely insists on the inclusion of relevant notices.
The other clause forces all source code to be 'Available'.
My GnuPG key ID is 0x82314996
Preferred keyserver: hkp://subkeys.pgp.net
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