Open Source Content License (OSCL)
bruce at perens.com
Mon Mar 31 21:58:39 UTC 2008
John Cowan wrote:
> No, it's that new versions of the license don't count unless published
> by RCB I.T. Since it is the author rather than the user who gets the
> choice of license here, this matters.
Sigh. This is like an operator precedence exercise in programming class
- everybody's got to learn it, but in real life they use parenthesis to
show their intent clearly.
To render that intent, without ambiguity, I'd suggest:
With this in mind any derivative works must be licensed with EITHER
a) this version of the license
b) a newer version of the Open Source Content License published by
RCB I.T. Solutions (corporation, registered in xxx).
IMO this next paragraph is implicit in copyright law:
You may however license your derivative work under another license
so long as, 1) the author(s) of the content you created your
derivative work from already licensed this content you used under
the license you wish to use or 2) the author(s) agree in writing to
additionally license their content you have used under the license
you wish to use or one that gives you greater freedom in licensing
of derivative works.
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