Le mercredi 29 octobre 2008 à 23:34 +0100, Francesco Poli a écrit : > > 4. Any files that have been modified must carry notices stating the nature > > of the change and the names of those who changed them. > > An obligation to maintain a sort of change-log is normally acceptable. > The second part of the clause is more troublesome: depending on how it > should be interpreted, it could meet the DFSG or fail to do so. > If I am allowed to modify a file, document the nature of the change and > put a nickname (or a pseudonym, or even the term "anonymous") as the > name of the modifier, then I think this clause complies with the DFSG. > > On the other hand, if I am compelled to disclose my own identity in > order to distribute a file modified by me, then I think that this > clause fails DFSG#1, since being forced to disclose one's own identity > can be a fee. > See also http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/05/msg00015.html > for a more detail explanation of the issue (found in another license). This may depend on local law, but I don’t think this prevents you from using a pseudonym as "name". A name is different from an identity, so I don’t think this clause causes any trouble. > > 6. Products derived from the Software may not be called "CodeIgniter", > > This is considered acceptable (as a compromise!) per DFSG#4. > > > nor may "CodeIgniter" appear in their name, without prior written > > permission from EllisLab, Inc. > > IMHO, this goes beyond what is permitted (as a compromise!) by DFSG#4, > since it forbids an infinite set of names, rather than a single one. > I cannot use any of the following names for a derived product: > CodeIgniterNG, CodeIgniter++, SuperCodeIgniter, TinyCodeIgniter, ... In all cases you will not be allowed to use such names unless you obtain a trademark exception, so I don’t think this is problematic either. > > INDEMNITY > > You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the authors of the Software and > > any contributors for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential > > third-party claims, actions or suits, as well as any related expenses, > > liabilities, damages, settlements or fees arising from your use or misuse > > of the Software, or a violation of any terms of this license. > > Warning: indemnification clause: is it acceptable? > It smells as non-free, but I would like to know the opinion of other > debian-legal regulars... At least this is already accepted in main, see e.g. postfix. Cheers, -- .''`. : :' : We are debian.org. Lower your prices, surrender your code. `. `' We will add your hardware and software distinctiveness to `- our own. Resistance is futile.
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