question before attempting an update on AFL

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Thu Oct 30 11:12:31 UTC 2008

Cengiz Gunay <cgunay at> writes:
> I am an open-source program developer working in Academia. I have been 
> using the Academic Free License 3.0 for an open source toolbox I authored. 
> But now I need something that AFAIK none of the existing OSI licenses 
> offer: an obligation to cite one of my scientific publications about the 
> toolbox in publications resulting from the use of my toolbox.

Do you really need to put this in the license?  Shouldn't basic
scholarly integrity cover that?  Anyone writing a paper about research
performed using your software would have to mention it in the method
section of their article, and, unless your software has become a
de-facto standard tool in that particular field of research, provide a
relevant citation.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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