[License-discuss] For Public Comment: The Contribution Public License

Moritz Maxeiner mm at ucw.sh
Mon Aug 5 02:39:56 UTC 2019

(Hopefully replying to my sent mail works and doesn't start a new thread)

I've incorporated most suggestions (commit 848faa0 in the previously linked to 
GitHub repository) and attached the new draft as both plaintext and universal 
diff from previous plaintext.

- conditions -> obligations
- at least one publication must be available for at least 30 days
- patent grants
- explicit irrevocability except in case of obligation violations

Any additional feedback would be welcome.

Thank you for your time.

On Saturday, 3 August 2019 23:48:38 CEST Moritz Maxeiner wrote:
> Hello,
> [...]
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Contribution Public License 1.0 (Draft)

  *Copyright Notice:* ? `Year and Copyright Holder'

  *Source Notice:* `Primary location of source code'

  You may use and distribute this software without restriction, as long
  as you fulfill all of the following obligations:

  1. Ensure everyone who receives a copy of this software from you, in
     any form, also receives the text of this license and the copyright
     and source notices above.

  2. License each change you make to this software under this license,
     publish it in its original form through a freely accessible
     distribution system commonly used for similar changes, and ensure
     reasonable availability of it via one such publication for as long
     as you use or distribute this software with it, but no less than 30

  3. Do not make any legal claim against anyone for infringing any
     patent claim they would infringe by using or distributing this

        You are granted a perpetual, universal, non-exclusive,
        no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable (except by not
        fulfilling the above obligations) copyright license to use
        and distribute this software without restriction.

        You are granted a perpetual, universal, non-exclusive,
        no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable (except by not
        fulfilling the above obligations) patent license for all
        patent claims licensable by any copyright holder your use
        or distribution of this software would otherwise infringe.

        There is no warranty for this software, to the extent
        permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated
        in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties
        provide this software "as is" without warranty of any
        kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not
        limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and
        fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to
        the quality and performance of this sofware is with
        you. Should this software prove defective, you assume the
        cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

        In no event, unless required by applicable law or agreed
        to in writing, will any copyright holder, or any other
        party who makes changes to and/or distributes this
        software as permitted above, be liable to you for damages,
        including any general, special, incidental, or
        consequential damages arising out of the use or inability
        to use this software (including but not limited to loss of
        data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained
        by you or third parties or a failure of this software to
        operate with any other software, hardware, or wetware),
        even if such holder or other party has been advised of the
        possibility of such damages.

        Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim
        copies of this license.
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