Re: BSD Protection License
On 2003-10-23 07:47:30 +0100 Colin Percival
This email might break the thread again -- because I'm replying to
which wasn't sent to me, by copying and pasting out of the list
I am assuming from this that you wish a CC to be sent to you, although
you have not requested one.
Judges and/or juries, who are assumed to be reasonable. I don't
there is any confusion inherent in a license which states "You may do
X if Y.
You may do X if Z"; but even if there was confusion, it is to be
in a manner which makes sense.
Please explain why you think that the normal interpretation of "You
may do X if Y and Z" is not a reasonable interpretation. If it leaves
your licence inconsistent, then we must be cautious about it. If you
wish to have "You may do X if Y or Z" then you should state that.
I'm not advocating anything.
Please remove the Preamble then. You seem to advocate acceptance of
proprietary software development in it.
For the record, can you tell me specifically which parts of the
DFSG are not
satisfied by this license?
Just for the record, I concur that the license is not DFSG Free.
We are currently centering on not meeting DFSG 3, but I think that
questions remain on 5, 6 and 7 too. I have not considered them
further yet, as it only takes one failure to make the licence
unsuitable and I am not volunteering to help you correct the licence.
I don't really have the time and I don't like this licence, especially
the preamble which seems to suggest that commercial developers of
GPL'd software like me are doing something wrong. That may be your
opinion, but I don't have to like it.
As regards the "BSD Protection Licence" name, I think that this
borders on misrepresentation of the licence as the work of UCB if
there is no link. Also, someone else holds the BSD trademark, but I
OT: What triggered this burst of people modifying the BSD licence to
be incompatible with all other free software licences? This is the
second on -legal this month, I think.
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