Re: PHP License for PHP Group packages
On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 03:33:42AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > "THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE PHP DEVELOPMENT TEAM ``AS IS'' AND "
> > is also wrong for anything which is not from the PHP Team.
> Agreed; this license is still not suitable for software that doesn't come
> from the PHP Group.
Non-free unsuitable or just unsuitable? A lot of non-BSD software uses the
BSD license's "THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS"
disclaimer, even software with nothing provided by THE REGENTS. It's a
mistake, claiming someone contributed to something when they didn't, though
it's a mistake Debian encourages, given that any package using a common-
licenses/BSD symlink has this problem ...
(The disclaimers, incidentally, are otherwise identical, except for the odd
change of "EXPRESS" to "EXPRESSED".)
Is it the lack of "AND CONTRIBUTORS" that's the problem? The only difference
I might guess is that the PHP license's version may not disclaim warranty
for some people, but they're free not to do that, right? (But probably
didn't intend not to ...)