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Re: IBM PUBLIC LICENSE - OpenSource?



On Fri, May 28, 1999 at 08:26:47AM -0600, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> 	attached is a copy of "IBM PUBLIC LICENSE", extracted from the just
> released Data Explorer 4.0 source.  I don't know if this is the same as
> Jike's license, but I catched my eye that Freshmeat lists this thing as
> "OpenSource".  I have read this, and all I can say right now is "this is
> confusing!!!".  I browsed IBM's site, but I couldn't find any reference that
> claims this license is OpenSource...

This looks like the IBM license I read a day or two ago.  I commented on
irc after reading:

<Knghtbrd> Only the lawyers at IBM could take a two paragraph BSDish
           license and make 9 pages out of it.
<Knghtbrd> they did at least add some clauses about patents
<Knghtbrd> but those parts aren't TOO long really
<Knghtbrd> obviously the lawyers get paid by the word.

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