[License-discuss] Questions about the Frameworx license.
luis at tieguy.org
Thu Mar 7 05:12:47 UTC 2013
On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Karl Fogel <kfogel at red-bean.com> wrote:
> I'm posting this on behalf of Alex Siegal, who is CC'd, because he's
> having trouble posting to our list (the posts disappear, never even end
> up in the moderation queue -- we'll take it up separately with the
> infrastructure crew). Alex writes:
>>I would like to use the Frameworx license. What, if any, modifications
>>am I permitted to make and still be distributing source code pursuant
>>to the approved Open Source Frameworx license? For example, can I
>>change "The Frameworx Company" to the name of my company? Also, there
>>are typo's and incorrect cross references in the license. Am I
>>permitted to modify those so they are correct?
> Please keep Alex CC'd on all discussion. I'm not sure how he'll post
> back, but we'll find a way to make it work until we understand why his
> mails are disappearing.
As a general point, we would recommend using other, better drafted
licenses as the best way to avoid this problem. That having been said,
I hope the discussion will focus on a good-faith attempt to answer
I don't think we've ever had formal policies on any of these
questions, but I welcome correction/clarification from those with
older historical memories.
Fixing typos and incorrect cross references has always been done in
various ways, so I don't think that's objectionable, and in fact, I
wouldn't object to updating the version on the website (assuming the
changes are truly not substantive).
The other changes... I'm really not sure. Others want to weigh in?
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