[License-discuss] OSI approved license without original license and reproduction of notices required in redistributions?
casey at rodarmor.com
Mon Jul 16 13:38:21 UTC 2012
On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Perhaps you should use Apache License v. 2.0 with an accomanying
> statement that you as copyright owner waive all conditions cited in
> section 4. Something like:
> Copyright 2012 by Casey Rodarmor <casey at rodarmor.com>.
> Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License")
> with the additional permission that licensor waives all requirements
> in section 4 of that license; you may not use this file except in
> compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
> Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
> distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
> WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
> See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
> limitations under the License.
That's a really appealing notion, but I think it might not work. The
Apache 2.0 license defines "License" as sections 1-9 of the license
text, and the section on default licensing of contributions refers to
"This License", which then wouldn't include my changes.
> Note that you could not thereby speak for subsequent creators of
> derivative works based on your work, so they would either choose to also
> grant the same waiver concerning their copyrighted interest, or not.
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