discuss: Open Methodology License

Pete Herzog pete at ideahamster.org
Wed Dec 4 13:13:49 UTC 2002


Thanks, for your input.  But the FDL does not protect the document from
being changed and reprinted (hurting any ability for a community to make
a single standard) and it won't allow software developers to use it
freely in commercial software.

Or am I wrong again?


On Tue, 2002-12-03 at 04:14, David Johnson wrote:
> On Monday 02 December 2002 12:51 am, Pete Herzog wrote:
> >...  Although that's how I saw the GPL is some regards-- the
> > copyright takes away your rights and the GPL as EULA gives you most of
> > them back with provisions.
> But there's no law that takes away your rights to a methodology, so no 
> copyleft is needed. The particular expression of the methodology as 
> documentation may be a candidate for copyleft, so I would choose the FDL or 
> similar documenation license.

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