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Re: Looking for an open source license..

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Looking for an open source license..
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 15:05:13 +0200
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"Karen Hill" <> writes:

> Here is how the Freedom License works.  Suppose a person creates a
> program under the BSD license and then someone comes along, modifies
> it a bit and releases the result as GPL.  Here's how the Freedom
> License works.  You create a piece of really valuable software to
> the original BSD licensed software which incorporates goodies that
> GPL software authors wants.  You license it under the Freedom
> License.
> The freedom license states that if you own the copyright a piece of
> GPL software, you have permission to relicense the "Freedom License
> Software" to the GPL but in exchange you must release a "Freedom
> Licensed" version of your GPL software. Quid Pro Quo.  Other than
> that clause, the Freedom License is exactly like the BSD license.

It is also GPL-incompatible.

  6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
these terms and conditions.  You may not impose any further
restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to
this License.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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