Revised versions of the OSL and AFL
Lawrence E. Rosen
lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Thu Oct 24 01:17:59 UTC 2002
I'm glad you're starting to like the AFL. Please let us know if/when
you actually use it.
The discussion of the warranty of non-infringement of copyright can
start with this article:
I wrote this for my column in Linux Journal a few months ago. The
response so far has been about 50-50 in favor of the warranty of
non-infringement of copyright.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Dodson [mailto:bruce_dodson at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:02 PM
> To: lrosen at rosenlaw.com; license-discuss at opensource.org
> Subject: Re: Revised versions of the OSL and AFL
> I like the revised AFL. It's getting to the point where I
> may even use it.
> I have just one concern, and that is with the warranty of
> copyright which appears in both of these licenses. I think
> there must be a better way to achieve that - it smells like a
> cludge to me - but since I'm not a lawyer I won't venture any ideas.
> It would be very helpful for me (and I assume for some
> others) to see some public discussion of how / whether this
> warranty would work in practice.
> If a discussion like that happens here, I promise to stay out of it!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <lrosen at rosenlaw.com>
> To: <license-discuss at opensource.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 12:44 PM
> Subject: Revised versions of the OSL and AFL
> > New versions of the Open Software License (OSL) and the
> Academic Free
> > License (AFL) are now available for your review. They are
> posted at:
> > www.rosenlaw.com/osl1.1.html
> > www.rosenlaw.com/afl1.2.html
> > Both licenses now contain an Attribution Rights provision.
> > Other minor changes have been made to clarify the language
> and to make
> > the licenses (a little) easier to read.
> > /Larry Rosen
> > --
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