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Re: [desktop] nautilus patched, screenshot, and splash screens/backgrounds



On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 06:28:46AM +1100, Roger So wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 05:11, Colin Walters wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 11:35, Roger So wrote:
> > > How about the Open Content License?  I'm not too familiar with licenses
> > > for artwork type stuff, but from a first glance the OCL looks OK.
> > 
> > I think that should be fine.
> 
> Sorry for the wait; I've put them under the BSD license, since it seems
> the most straightforward of all licenses. ;)

No, it, unlike the GPL, places restrictions on the licensee that have
nothing to do with copyright law (namely, publicity rights).

(This doesn't mean that the GPL is the right license -- it is a copyleft
and a copyleft isn't always the right solution.)

Here'a BSD-style license that sticks to copyright principles.  (It's
actually derived from the MIT/X11 license.)

***

Copyright YEAR COPYRIGHT_HOLDER

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
COPYRIGHT_HOLDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER
IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

***

Substitute for "YEAR" and "COPYRIGHT_HOLDER" as needed.

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