For Approval: SSCL

Bruce Perens bruce at
Fri Jul 2 18:37:59 UTC 2010

Nothing in your text, as presently stated, would reliably prevent 
someone from combining the work with a GPL work and treating the whole 
as if it was under the GPL. Unfortunately, you don't get that _and_ 
simplicity both. You'd have to put in more text about combining works, 
the entire work being under this license, no additional restrictions, etc.

"Depend" doesn't have the same meaning in the law as "is derived from" 
and does not necessarily connote a copyright relationship at all. For 
example one could argue that C code depends on a C compiler, a linker, 
and an operating system to run upon. What you are talking about is a 
derivative work of the source code. Fix that.
> Permission is hereby granted to use, copy, modify and/or distribute,
Drop that last comma, it doesn't make sense.
> this source code and binary programs derived from this source code,
> provided that the following conditions are met:
> - Redistributions of this source code, must retain this licence text
Drop that comma too.

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