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Re: Academic Free License (was: Re: RFS: The bobcat library, stealth and bisonc++)

Dear George Danchev, you wrote:
> On Friday 07 July 2006 18:11, Frank B. Brokken wrote:
> > Hi List,
> Hello Lists, Frank,
> -legal, 
>  Could you please comment on AFL v. 2.1 as found at:
> http://opensource.org/licenses/afl-2.1.php
>  this will serve as a future reference as well
> >     On June 30th, I sent in RFS's for my two programs Stealth and Bisonc++,
> > as well as an RFS for my bobcat library, on which Stealth and Bisonc++
> > depend.
> I'm still in doubt with "Academic Free License v. 2.1". While I didn't spot 
> any blatant DFSG-incompatibilities, I still have some issues with that 
> license.
> First - it is GPL incompatible: 
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLIncompatibleLicenses
> that means that your bobcat library could not be used by GPL'ed programs.
> Second - #11 - choice-of-venue/choice of law - I doubt there are people 
> interested to travel all around the world to the licensor jurisdiction (in 
> case of legal claims), which in some cases could be pretty, khm.. exotic. 
> This is a little scary ;-)
> I think that by making things perfectly clear (as of licensing under already 
> proven free software license) you'll get much more users and won't frighten 
> prospective sponsors. Anyways (as you wrote in a separate message to me) you 
> are the copyright holder and you have no problems to re-license it under the 
> GPL. So, if I were you, I stay on the safe side.
> -- 
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