Re: Is an upgrade to the Open Publication License possible?
On Sun, 2005-07-24 at 03:37 -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
Lemme see if I can condense these down. I had a hard time reading your response.
Well, these are the problems with it:
These sound more like "collateral damage" than that the license was designed to be non-free. That is, I think that a salvaged license would be reasonably in the spirit of the original. The controlling body, if such a body exists, wouldn't be betraying the copyright holders' intentions by making these changes, as far as I can tell.
- Add explicit permission to make and distribute modified versions.
- Remove or soften requirements for author & publisher names on book covers, esp. for modified versions.
- Add explicit allowance of pseudonyms for identifying contributors to modified versions.
- Modify requirement to provide location of original document.
I'm going to join the OPL authors' list and see what I can do to get these changes effected.
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