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

Casey Rodarmor casey at rodarmor.com
Mon Jul 16 13:43:10 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 10:10 AM, Johnny Solbu <johnny at solbu.net> wrote:
> Unless you explicitly transfer the copyright to someone else, You are the copyrights holder. Don't confuse copyrights with licensing.

That's a very good point. I think I confuse licensing with
transferring copyright sometimes.

> (As an example, we are legaly required to give credit to King James as the author when we redistribute the old 1611 KJV Bible.)

This kind of blew my mind. What are the benefits--supposed or
otherwise--of such a law?

> To allow relicensing, use a license that does not have a clause to release derivative works under the same or equivalent license. This also means that Microsoft and Apple can take it, replace your license with their EULA, and prohibit the redistribution of their version.

Although that would be something of a dick move, I don't want to
legally prohibit it.

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