[clug] What can't be distributed with Linux?

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Mar 22 03:26:30 GMT 2007


Once you have written this license definition language XML, which
license are you going to distribute it under?

Bob Edwards.

Andrew Boyd wrote:
> On 3/22/07, David Tulloh <david at tulloh.id.au> wrote:
>> There goes Apache (apache licence), Vim (Vim licence), 'more' and many
>> other basic command line tools (BSD licence) and even the linux kernel
>> (strictly GPLv2 only).
>> I think if you actually checked, more of your Linux system is running
>> code that isn't GPL2+ than is.  What's more, people like making up their
>> own licence so you have to read many of them and determine exactly what
>> the licence requires you to do.
> David,
> it is almost as if there is a case for a license definition language
> XML that can be used to identify the scariest/most restrictive part of
> the composite license mix such that everyone knows what is expected of
> them... :)
> Cheers, Andrew

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