[License-review] Suggested MirOS Licence wording change: editorial or substantial?

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Mon Sep 9 18:17:18 UTC 2013


I’ve received a suggestion to change the wording of The MirOS Licence
to avoid hyphenation, using normal Open Source user feedback channels:

--- current
+++ suggested
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 Provided that these terms and disclaimer and all copyright notices
 are retained or reproduced in an accompanying document, permission
-is granted to deal in this work without restriction, including un-
-limited rights to use, publicly perform, distribute, sell, modify,
-merge, give away, or sublicence.
+is granted to deal in this work, and to do so without restriction,
+including unlimited rights to use, distribute, modify, sublicence,
+sell, give away, merge, or publicly perform.

The changes are:

• “to deal in this work without restriction” got changed to
  “to deal in this work, and to do so without restriction,”

• the rights were shuffled (but not changed)

Is this an editorial change (that doesn’t mean a change to the
licence, doesn’t mean we need to version it and reapply)?
Otherwise I’ll just forget this (for a new version I’d like it
to address database law, too, and, as is often suggested, being
written by actual lawyers).

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