[License-discuss] Questions about the Frameworx license.

Luis Villa 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.

Hi, Alex-

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
your question.

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?


More information about the License-discuss mailing list