Re: Which license for a documentation?
Lewis Jardine wrote:
> Josh Triplett wrote:
>> MJ Ray wrote:
>>> Related, is the following licence DFSG-free:
>>> "I grant permission to you to do any act with my work. Please ask me to
>>> link to mirrors. Please link to this site and credit the contributors.
>>> No warranty offered and no liability accepted."
>> "Please link to this site" seems non-free to me. What if you are making
>> a copy in a medium which does not support links? What if the copy will
>> be behind a restrictive firewall that doesn't allow access to external
>> websites? What if your site goes down, or is replaced by something
>> people don't want to link to? Also, if you copied the software from a
>> mirror, does "this site" refer to the original or a mirror?
>> If by "Please ask me to link to mirrors." you mean "If you want me to
>> put a link to your mirror on my site, ask.", then that clause is fine,
>> but really shouldn't be part of the license. It is not related to
>> copying the work; it just provides information about how to get your
>> mirror listed on the official site.
> Is it not the case that requests like this are Free, even though they
> would not be if they were requirements?
> The only clauses in the license that are requirements (as opposed to
> requests) are "I grant permission to you to do any act with my work.",
> and "No warranty offered and no liability accepted.", which seem the
> same in intent as two-clause BSD (which is Free).
You're right, sorry. The proposed license is DFSG-free.
- Josh Triplett