Re: Bug#294559: A very permitive license.
Jeff King wrote:
Måns Rullgård wrote:
Netbiff may be redistributed in any form without restriction.
Netbiff comes with NO WARRANTY.
It doesn't explicitly allow distributing modified versions. Maybe
"any form" was intended to include modifications, but it's not
obvious. Why not just use the BSD or MIT license?
Because the BSD and MIT licenses have one restriction: you must give
credit and include the existing license and conditions when
redistributing. I don't want that.
The take the MIT licence, and remove that one restriction. Like:
Copyright (c) <year> <copyright holders>
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT,
TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.