[clug] What can't be distributed with Linux?
facibus at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 03:51:28 GMT 2007
On 3/22/07, Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:
> Once you have written this license definition language XML, which
> license are you going to distribute it under?
> Bob Edwards.
interesting question :)
Seriously though, we could define (or ask license writers to define)
license characteristics in one of the topic map languages. I am not
sure a strict hierarchical taxonomy would work because there are
"You can't use my code for commercial purposes" is easy... "you can't
use my code for commercial purposes unless you are a not-for-profit
organisation or indivisual" vs. "you can't use my code for commercial
purposes unless you send me a postcard" or "you can't use my code for
commercial purposes unless you republish it" is a bit trickier to
define (unless this is the only hierarchy, and I am sure it isn't).
It would make life easier for people dragging bits of other people's
code/content/general IP together.
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