Re: is the Clearthought Software License free?
Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> jochen georges <email@example.com> writes:
> > i think, he just wants to avoid that there is "external" code under
> > his name "clearthought".
> Perhaps that's his intention; I don't know. If so, I would think a
> better instrument for that intention is trademark, not copyright.
Note that it's quite acceptable for the license to require the derived
work be clearly *identified* as different, to avoid confusion; such
licenses as the GPL require this (GPLv2§2a) and result in free works.
Where I think this license crosses the threshold is in restricting how
the *work itself* may be modified and distributed, by restricting the
namespace identifiers that can be used *in the code* for the derived
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