The Simple Permissive License, v0.1
david at usermode.org
Sat Feb 9 21:43:39 UTC 2002
On Saturday 09 February 2002 10:33 am, Randy Kramer wrote:
> So, if the work is substantially modified, the copyright notice can be
> removed? In that case I think I'd want something to keep my name on it
> as the original author, despite substantial modification -- maybe with a
> pointer to where the product can be found without substantial
It depends on what "substantially" means. If someone took then lines of my
code and mixed it up in 50,000 lines of their own, I certainly would not lay
any claim to ownership or attribution.
Without clauses like this, you could end up with very lengthy attribution
Based on code by ..., ..., ..., ..., ..., ..., ...
Sections of this work derived from ..., ..., ..., ..., ..., ...
Function fubar() used with permission from Fred, who requires me to say that
fubar is based on code by ..., ..., ..., ..., ..., ...
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