License committee report for March 2008

Harlan Stenn stenn at
Tue Mar 18 06:14:43 UTC 2008

Russ wrote:
> Harlan wrote:
>  > > The board voted to accept the report with one change:
>  > > 
>  > > We request that the NTP License be changed so that the license (as a
>  > > license model) uses generic language for the copyright holder (Mills)
>  > > and trademark holder (UDel).  Obviously the NTP License as used by NTP
>  > > should continue to say Mills and UDel.
>  > 
>  > As long as you aren't asking me to ask Dave to change *his* license that
>  > should be no problem.
> Well, see, here's the deal.  We actually talked about posting the
> license as a model.  But then we wanted to give you the opportunity to
> create a model yourself, since that's what we've done in the past.
> And we didn't want to create confusion between our "NTP License" which
> is a model, and the Mills instance of the "NTP License".
> I think that you could copy that web page to another one, and insert
> generic language, point us to that as the NTP License model, and then
> everybody would be happy.

Is this OK:

 Copyright (c) (CopyrightHoldersName) (From 4-digit-year)-(To 4-digit-year)

 Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and
 its documentation for any purpose with or without fee is hereby
 granted, provided that the above copyright notice appears in all
 copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission
 notice appear in supporting documentation, and that the name
 (TrademarkedName) not be used in advertising or publicity
 pertaining to distribution of the software without specific,
 written prior permission. (TrademarkedName) makes no
 representations about the suitability this software for any
 purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied

(I'll note that I would have bet that at some point the above would have
contained some CAPITAL LETTERS, and I would not be surprised to learn
that Dave changed them to lower-case because of his vision problems.)

Oh, in what category does the ISC license fall?  In what category will
the NTP license fall?  I'm asking because I want to update the wikipedia
entries for these.



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