[License-discuss] OSI approved license without original license and reproduction of notices required in redistributions?

Casey Rodarmor 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
>        http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
>    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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