Re: Ã?sthetic Permissive License - For Approval

Sean B. Palmer sean at
Wed Dec 19 19:55:26 UTC 2007

On Dec 19, 2007 5:13 PM, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:

> Here's my suggested revision, which consists of adding the fourth
> non-blank line as a patent license and advisory:

If sale and use must be mentioned for OSI approval, that's fine. The
OSI approved Fair License doesn't mention sale, however, and the FSF's
All-Permissive License mentions neither sale nor use.

If we're moving away from those inspirations I would moreover prefer:

Copyright <Year>, <Entity Name and Optional Metadata>

Entities may use, copy, sell, and distribute this work, with or without
modification, provided this entire instrument is preserved as a notice.


Sean B. Palmer,

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