Re: Updating the OpenContent license
The Open Publication License is a reasonable starting point for a
license, but the last version I saw had a serious (though not fatal)
problem: it has two optional clauses, and if either of these options
is invoked, then the license becomes non-free. So if you write
something based on the Open Publication License, I hope you will
delete these two options.
Of course, people who want to use non-free licenses with those clauses
will still be able to do so; we cannot stop them. But at least we can
avoid suggesting and encouraging the practice.
If you're looking for a license in that general category, then the
suggestion to use the GNU Free Documentation License makes sense,
since it is designed for the same kinds of applications. The GFDL is
not yet finished, but the current draft shows what I am trying to do;
what remains is to get the details right. Comments are welcome.
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