Creative Common Copyright Notice in Standalones
janschenkel at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 11 01:02:36 EST 2011
--- On Mon, 1/10/11, Warren Samples <warren at warrensweb.us> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-01-10 at 12:46 -0800,
> Jan Schenkel wrote:
> > --- On Sat, 1/8/11, David Bovill <david at vaudevillecourt.tv>
> > > [snip]
> > >
> > > Thanks for taking the time to respond - my
> interest is in
> > > real business
> > > models built around licenses, or other legal
> innovations -
> > > and not the
> > > politics :)**
> > >
> > Well, now that the topic has come up, I have a few
> questions regarding open source licenses which the community
> may provide better insight into.
> > [snip]
> > In short, I'm willing to share my initial work, but
> others should also share their modifications and extensions
> with the community.
> > So far I haven't found the right license for this.
> > - MIT is too liberal for this, I think
> > - GPL is viral so out of the question
> > - LGPL is close but its goal conflicts with Server and
> Web plug-in
> > - AGPL has also turned out to be viral, after
> re-reading it a few times
> > - MPL might be a candidate, but I'm not sure if it
> covers all the concerns
> > Can you guys and gals help me out?
> > Thanks in advance for the feedback!
> > Jan Schenkel.
> If this is a new work which does not rely on other works,
> leaving you
> unencumbered by the terms of some other prior license, then
> you are free
> to take your terms to an IP attorney and have him or her
> create a
> license that imposes your terms and your terms alone. In
> this case,
> there is no need to handicap yourself or to accept any
> terms you really
> don't find desirable. While the idea of using an
> "established" license
> has some merit if we believe (imagine) that it means they
> are well
> understood, accepted and adhered to, it's foolish to view
> any of them as
> some kind of "Holy Grail", particularly if your
> circumstances don't seem
There is always the option of crafting a new license, but then compatibility questions arise, such as 'Is it GPL compatible?' for those that wish to combine the library with other works.
So if there is an existing one out there that fits the bill, I would prefer to adopt that.
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