dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com
Tue May 11 16:32:21 MST 2010
On 11 May 2010 22:16, Weston Ruter <westonruter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the feedback, Dmitrijs. I'm actually taking my cues from jQuery
> which is dual licensed MIT/GPL and merely says:
>> * http://jquery.com/
>> * Copyright 2010, John Resig
>> * Dual licensed under the MIT or GPL Version 2 licenses.
>> * http://jquery.org/license
> However, I just added the MIT license block in addition to the GPL and MIT
> license URLs. Good that you thought of those without Internet access.
> More on why dual licensing is a good idea:
Dual licensing is a bad idea cause it further spreads license profiliation =)
and "they couldn't actually use it" is a false argument and there is
comment about that in the blogpost already =)
See the "source":
And better diagram from:
About GPL compatability =) and MIT license gives you that (although a
few different licenses are called that)
You can take any MIT license code, change it combined it with GPL code
and release as GPL.
Infact MIT code can be combined with any code out there as long as
attributions are given.
On the other hand GPL can only be extended & re-released as GPL.
So doing permissive & GPL dual license for the whole thing doesn't make sence =)
Mozilla does triple-license because it is not actually licensing the
whole thing under all three licenses. They still keep artwork and have
levarage in telling a couple of distributions what they can / cannot
include in their releases.
This is a fun topic but more appropriate for debian-legal at l.d.o =) and
I think I bore sword-devel enough with licensing issues already =)
Thank you for adding license information pkgcrosswire can include this
software in Debian & Ubuntu when your software is stable enough ;-)
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs
> <dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> On 11 May 2010 19:58, Weston Ruter <westonruter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Actually, it has to be open source because we don't have a paid GitHub
>> > account :-) But you're right, I added a copyright block:
>> > http://github.com/openscriptures/api/commit/a731bdd68b84415f22d3a2d3a035e6ad827eaf28
>> > Dual licensed MIT/GPL.
>> Kind of pointless =) MIT is compatible with GPL and MIT is less
>> restrictive =) so *everyone* will choose MIT =)
>> Plus you need to think about people without internet access who might
>> receive your software. (or have internet access but live in a
>> prosecuted country and get your software e.g. via printout in a
>> So actually it would have been absolutely amazing to have this header
>> (taken from http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php)
>> Copyright (C) 2010 OpenScriptures.org
>> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
>> of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to
>> in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the
>> to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
>> copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
>> furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
>> The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
>> all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
>> THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
>> IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
>> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
>> AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
>> LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
>> OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
>> THE SOFTWARE.
>> > Thanks!
>> > Weston
>> > On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs
>> > <dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> >> On 11 May 2010 17:32, Weston Ruter <westonruter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> > I'm working on a Python module for representing osisIDs (works,
>> >> > passages,
>> >> > IDs, and refs). I think I've got the OsisWork class baked pretty well
>> >> > (at
>> >> > least for reading/parsing), and I would appreciate your thoughts:
>> >> > http://github.com/openscriptures/api/blob/master/osis.py#L122
>> >> >
>> >> Currently I can only assume that it is proprietary software =)
>> >> Please include copyright and license at the top of the file.
>> >> Copyright (C) YYYY Name Lastname
>> >> and boiler-plate for one of the OSI / FSF approved licenses.
>> >> I recommend you to choose between Expat, 3-Clause BSD or LGPL / GPL
>> >> licenses depending on how much freedom you would like to grant =)
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