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Re: Standard non-copyleft free license?



On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 08:37:11PM -0500, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Terry Hancock wrote:
> > Is there a *standard* boilerplate for a "BSD-type" or say "maximally
> > free" non-copyleft license (if BSD doesn't cut it).
> 
> You're looking for the Modified BSD or so called, 3-clause BSD
> license. FE, see http://www.xfree86.org/3.3.6/COPYRIGHT2.html#5

I think Dave's recommendation of the MIT/X11 license, though he didn't
call it by that name, is preferable, because it sticks closer to the
legal scope of copyright law.
[...]
>      3. The name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote
>      products derived from this software without specific prior
>      written permission.

Publicity rights are not within the scope of copyright law.  The right
to use people's names or likenesses to promote things is not assumed to
attach to copyright licenses in the first place.

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |     engineering.  "Supernatural" is a
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