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Re: A short licence check



On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 12:48:58PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 01:58:11PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 02:51:39PM +0200, Igor Stroh wrote:
> > > could someone check this licence[1]? I believe it's somewhat BSD-like,
> > > but I'm not quite sure. It's the licence of python-gtk2-tutorial. Since
> > > there's no description of what kind of licence this actually is, I'm afraid
> > > the ftp-masters won't like it...
> > 
> > This is a GPL-incompatible, copyleft, DFSG-free license. In other
> > respects it is a MIT clone, not a BSD one; this is essentially a
> > copyleft MIT license.
> 
> There's no such thing as a copyleft MIT license.  Fundamental to the
> concept of the MIT/BSD license is that they're permissive--they let
> you do whatever you want, placing very few restrictions on the work.
> "Permissive" and "copyleft" are conflicting adjectives for a license,
> in my opinion.

It's more or less a clone of the MIT license, but with a copyleft
clause tacked on.

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