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Re: JavaSVN license [OT]

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-10-25 20:24:24 CEST

Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:
> On 10/25/05, Alexander Kitaev <alex@tmate.org> wrote:
> > Thanks Malcolm,
> >
> > I will consider chaning this point in the license for the next version.
> You may want to consider switching to an existing license, rather than
> rolling your own. When you create your own license it requires people
> to spend a lot of time and effort to determine if they can make use of
> your code or not. Using an existing license streamlines things quite
> a bit, as the work to determine if a given license is acceptable has
> likely already been done.

Amen to that. Two good links on this subject:

   (search for "Do not write a new license if it is possible to use
   one of the ones listed here" to see the relevant part of the page)

   (a good essay about why GPL-compatibility is important)


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