For Approval: The netX Public Lisense (in plain text)
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Oct 6 18:43:37 UTC 2010
Josh Berkus wrote:
> On 10/06/2010 05:23 AM, Christian Solmecke wrote:
>> (4) The License agreement shall always be concluded directly between
>> the owner of rights and the Licensee even if the latter obtained the
>> Program from a third party. Sublicensing or any other transfer of
>> rights shall be not permitted.
> No sublicensing? I'm pretty sure that's also a violation of open source
No it's not. GPLv3 (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html)
"Conveying under any other circumstances is permitted solely under the
conditions stated below. Sublicensing is not allowed; section 10 makes
GPLv3 section 10 says:
"Each time you convey a covered work, the recipient automatically
receives a license from the original licensors"
This is what is meant by "public license." The netX Public License says:
"The License agreement shall always be concluded directly between the
owner of rights and the Licensee even if the latter obtained the Program
from a third party."
I think the effect is the same.
> What happens if Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemaustomation mbH,
> Rheinstraße 15, 65795 Hattersheim/ Germany vanishes? Do all extant
> copies of the program have to be returned?
No, the license is still valid, regardless of who owns the copyrights.
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