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Re: Subversion code license (was Re: CVS update: ...)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-11-17 20:45:33 CET

On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 07:53:36AM -0500, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> Greg Hudson wrote:
>
> > If we reference a URL, then collab.net could change what comes up at
> > that URL, creating a big sticky mess....
>
> Or the URL could be lost as the result of a trademark dispute....

The exact text that I use for mod_dav, which attempts to deal with a
permanent location (a URL) and to deal with losing that (include a file):

/*
** Copyright (C) 1998-2000 Greg Stein. All Rights Reserved.
**
** By using this file, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in
** the LICENSE.html file which can be found at the top level of the mod_dav
** distribution or at http://www.webdav.org/mod_dav/license-1.html.
**
** Contact information:
** Greg Stein, PO Box 760, Palo Alto, CA, 94302
** gstein_at_lyra.org, http://www.webdav.org/mod_dav/
*/

I am fortunate that I have webdav.org to use. That isn't and can't go
anywhere, so it is a fantastically stable URL for licenses :-) Businesses
such as CollabNet would have some concerns about longevity.

apache.org is also stable since it is owned by the ASF. I could easily see
the ASF acting as a "license escrow agent" for Open Source projects. We
could put the following as the URL:

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/svn/license-1.html

That would be cool. Brian? Should we ask the ASF to escrow licenses?

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:15 2006

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