[sword-devel] Re: Introducing BibleMemorizer
jerickson314 at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Mar 24 21:09:59 MST 2005
How would the following be the beginnings of the files, to ensure compliance?
I always thought this would just be equivalent to a pure BSD license (as
explained in my other message) but I guess not... It is a lot longer,
Would a BSD license with a short clarification that the GPL applies when the
Sword API is used work, as I mentioned in the other message? Or is there
another way to shorten it?
* Copyright (C) 2005 by Jeremy Erickson
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
* the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
* (at your option) any later version.
* This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
* but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
* MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
* GNU General Public License for more details.
* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
* along with this program; if not, write to the
* Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
* 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
* Any part of this software may be relicensed under the BSD-style license
* that follows, except where otherwise prohibited. For example, use of
* the Sword library is not permitted under any non-GPL license.
* Copyright (c) 2005 Jeremy Erickson
* All rights reserved.
* Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
* modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
* are met:
* 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
* notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
* 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
* notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
* documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
* THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
* IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
* OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.
* IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
* INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT
* NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
* DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
* THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
* (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
* THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
(End of header)
> We do get into the spirit of the GPL here. Is the spirit of the GPL "you
> use our work if you give us and everyone else freedom" or "you can use our
> work if you agree to spread the virus to others"? The second interpretation
> doesn't seem very Christian, given that Free Software is not a concept from
> the Bible. I'm not saying that it contradicts the Bible, only that it comes
> from outside the Bible. The first interpretation seems more like the idea I
> always got out of Sword's goals.
I wasn't real clear in this paragraph and it looks a lot more condescending
than I was intending. The GPL does seem to only spread the "virus"/freedom
when the covered code is still used directly, which I knew but must not have
been thinking about. Let's just say, "This paragraph is deleted in its
BTW, my mailer is KMail, accessed through Kontact. I use my ISP for
e-mailing. (Regarding the always top-level problem)
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