Alternative trigger condition.
How's this for a new trigger condition for The Free World Licence:
2.1 CONTRACT: This Licence is a legal contract between you
and the Original Licensor (and possibly between you and
other contributing Licensors as well). Licensor unilaterally
grants you a copyright licence to receive and retain a copy
of a compressed archive file containing the Module. However,
by extracting the Module from such an archive for the first
time, or by modifying the archive, or by otherwise
installing, browsing, executing, modifying or distributing
the Module, you indicate your acceptance of this Licence and
you automatically enter into a contract with Licensor, as
defined by this document.
I just wrote this and my lawyer hasn't seen this yet, so it might
change, but I thought I'd shoot it to you anyway to get some quick
I have changed the note to:
Note : Because this licence permits use on free
platforms only, it does not satisfy the
requirements for use of the US certification
mark "open source" as defined by the mark's
registrants in the web site www.opensource.org.
Consequently, this licence should not be
referred to as an "open source" licence and
software released under this licence should not
be referred to as "open source". However, you
can refer to such software as "free software".
which I hope is less offensive. I'm assuming it was the
"you are free to..." part that was offensive. If it's the
idea of referring to it as free software that's offensive then
let me know.
I have tightened the wording of 2.2 as follows:
2.2 SUBJECT OF LICENCE: This Licence applies to any Module,
or other work, that contains a notice placed by the work's
copyright holder (or entity authorized by the copyright
holder) saying that it may be distributed under the terms of
this Licence. If no licence version number is provided in
the notice, the version of this Licence is applicable that
was most current at the time the Module was first released
under this Licence.
None of this is shipped yet.
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