License Committee Report for September 2009
nelson at crynwr.com
Wed Sep 2 15:21:53 UTC 2009
Giancarlo Niccolai writes:
> sent with the submission I explained why I thought it is preferable to
> stop the "custom license / GPL, but with my own uncontrolled/uncertified
> exception" rage, and to offer a standardized license covering this
> general need.
I believe it is wiser to wait until the need is made clear by having
many adopters of this language. A GPL ... with modifications ... can
be consider as the GPL unless you particularly care about the extra
freedom. Yet Another License needs to be understood in its totality.
> Could you please clarify the sentence "but Giancarlo adds required
> attribution above and beyond that required by the GPL" ?
A restriction saying "along with a general statement about the task
that the Work is performing in the Embedding Works;" is not in the GPL.
> Finally; please notice that I proposed to amend it as the committee
> suggests. This includes renaming it.
Don't worry about the name of the license. We let Microsoft put their
name in their licenses; why would we do any less for you?
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