[License-discuss] Open source license with obligation to display an attribution?

Kevin P. Fleming kevin+osi at km6g.us
Tue Dec 4 18:03:20 UTC 2018

It's even simpler than that: what if someone finds a bit of the code
from the project (maybe a function or two, or an entire source file)
interesting and would like to use them in another project? What if
that other project doesn't have a user interface of any kind? Licenses
which require attribution in the user interface (regardless of the
form it may take) restrict the ability to reuse the code.
On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 12:31 PM Thorsten Glaser <tg at mirbsd.de> wrote:
> Antoine Thomas dixit:
> >A possible use in case of "too many attribution/advertising clauses" is to
> >provide a link to a page with all licenses, dependencies, ...
> Yes, we have a long manpage with all them in MirBSD, but this
> only works if the licence does *not* require the exact style
> of presentation and is technology-neutral.
> “In the software or its accompanying documentation” or something
> like the 4-clause BSD licence uses is fine.
> Splash screen, website, etc. isn’t.
> Website has additional problems (what if you have none, or what
> if these differe for multiple versions of the programs, etc).
> bye,
> //mirabilos
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