BSD License "Innocence" Clause Proposal
dthomas53 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 22:30:49 UTC 2006
So, if I understand this correctly, you basically want a license that asks
that your name be mentioned if/when someone modifies your work and then
republishes it, but with no real boundaries?
Why not just publish your work and ask that those who use it for their own
benefit just acknowledge your portion of it? I don't know, maybe I missed
On 3/19/06, Andrew Pantyukhin <infofarmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure if I should start advocating the idea here.
> Some people must've had this thought before I ever
> did, I hope they will support me.
> We need a special clause in the license we release
> our work under. I'm not a lawyer, but I understand that
> it will be very hard to devise and formulate. Basically,
> it should state that under no circumstances and under
> no legislation should ever any entity be punished for
> breaking the license terms.
> I just can't sleep tight when a man can get sued and
> prosecuted because he copied a piece of my work
> without mentioning my name, whatever his motives
> are. At the same time, I respect my work and the work
> of other, and appreciate a way to state that names
> should be mentioned.
> So we need a "law", that can be followed and can
> be broken, but can't be enforced.
> What do you think, guys?
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