[License-review] veto against Unlicence
tg at mirbsd.de
Thu May 14 16:24:25 UTC 2020
McCoy Smith dixit:
>That's from MIT.
>So your position is that BSD is not a license?
No, but you’re trying to distract and putting words into my mouth
that are untrue, knowingly. I don’t have to put a counter-example
to every example you do. Please revert to constructive discussion
OK, let’s compare Unlicense…
│This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.
│Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or
│distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled
│binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any
│of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the
│software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit
… with BSD:
│Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modif-
│ication, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
① BSD starts off with the grant and combines it with conditions, which
is common for licences.
② Unlicense starts off with a PD statement/dedication and then follows
with a sentence explaining to the unknowing what they think this means.
③ Unlicense, later, contains a PD dedication without fallback licence,
making it clear that this is not a grant under copyright law.
I’d like to forward another mail from l-d where someone else agrees:
| From: "Langley, Stuart" <Stuart.Langley at disney.com>
| Message-ID: <CY4PR03MB2760A3B54FAA2D3D3A2A559DF6D00 at CY4PR03MB2760.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
| Is that para. 2 language so clearly a license? Without the verb
| "grant" it could be read as a statement of how the "licensor" views
| the effect of the dedication in para. 3. Separately, if the rights
| have been effectively dedicated to the public domain, there are no
| more rights to grant by action of para. 3.
| -----Original Message-----
| From: License-discuss [mailto:license-discuss-bounces at lists.opensource.org] On Behalf Of mccoy at lexpan.law
| >The second paragraph of Unlicense is a license, at least as much of a
| >license as BSD or >MIT has (or, for that matter, the back up license
| >in CC0):
| >"Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or
| >distribute this software, >either in source code form or as a
| >compiled binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and
| >by any means."
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