[License-discuss] License which requires watermarking? (Attribution Provision)

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Tue Dec 25 11:11:33 UTC 2012

Eitan Adler wrote:
> On 24 December 2012 22:10, ldr ldr <stackoverflowuser95 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> John: I'd be happy with proprietary forks, as long as the Attribution
>> provision would hold.
>> E.g.: if they sell it to other people, those other people still are
>> aware of my original project and have a link to it
> Aren't you looking for something similar to the 4-BSD license?
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD_licenses#4-clause_license_.28original_.22BSD_License.22.29
And are you aware why no-one uses it any longer?

(It makes it difficult to create derivative works based on many 
different components with advertising clauses.  One of the main freedoms 
in open source is to be able to use parts of someone else's code without 
reproducing their whole application.  A lot of people searching for 
licences seem to think only in terms of their whole application, or 
forks that only differ slightly.)

David Woolley
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