Legacy? Re: For Approval: The MirOS Licence
chuck at codefab.com
Thu Jul 10 20:23:42 UTC 2008
On Jul 10, 2008, at 1:12 PM, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>> But look at it from this POV: it’s the equivalent of the MIT/BSD/ISC
>> style licences for European developers. None of the existing licences
>> in “copycenter” style (and only very few in “copyleft” style) meet
>> requirements. This is one of the reasons I apply again.
> You haven't given any convincing reasons the MIT license won't work
> for European developers. I understand you don't like capitalized
> disclaimers, but they're no less valid than the uncapitalized
> variant in Europe. A license's job isn't to look pretty. It's to /
I believe Thorsten's concern is that in many European locales, you're
not allowed to completely disclaim warranty, even if you give the
software away for free. The GPL modified their original "no warranty"
clause to include phrases like "11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED
FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW."
I don't think the lack of such a phrase in the MIT/BSD/etc licenses
are a great concern, but I can also understand why someone in some
locales might want to have a license which corresponded better with
the local legal requirements...
More information about the License-review