a.chiarelli at manthys.it
Mon Sep 27 12:57:54 UTC 2010
I'm looking for a way to describe software licenses in order to simplify
their understanding for not lawyer people.
Something similar to CC REL (http://www.w3.org/Submission/ccREL/) for
Creative Commons licenses.
Obviously it does not substitute license text, but should give an overview
of license's permissions and prohibitions.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gervase Markham" <gerv-gmane at gerv.net>
To: <license-discuss at opensource.org>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: Machine-readable licenses?
> On 22/09/10 09:28, Andrea Chiarelli wrote:
>> license. This can be done putting an identifier of a license from a list
>> of common licenses
> That sounds like "a machine-readable language describing open source
> software licences" to me. But perhaps I misunderstood your question.
> Are you looking to take each possible legal provision and encode it in
> some machine-readable form?
> BSD = ALL_RIGHTS_RESERVED + FREE + RETAIN_NOTICES_IN_SOURCE +
> RETAIN_NOTICES_IN_DOCS + NO_ENDORSEMENT + NO_WARRANTY?
> If so, I don't think you will succeed. If it were possible to make legal
> documents that simple, they'd be that simple :-)
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