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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 23:41:06 -0400 (EDT)
Peter Murray-Rust scripsit:
> My sincere thanks for this change of policy. It can and will make an
> enormous difference to many of us - otherwise we end up rewriting each
> other's software. It is a courageous decision - as was IBM's - and should
> be applauded.
Indeed! Unfortunately, the license is still very restrictive, disallowing
modification of the DOM SDK.
> I now have no problem with this, and am
> looking at the GPL for this purpose [comments would be much appreciated.] I
> think the quid-pro-quo would be to ask people to register their use with
> you and you may well benefit from this.
I would urge Don and you to look at http://www.opensource.org/intro/free, which
has information on why loosening restrictions can be beneficial for
The Artistic License is a good substitute for the GPL and allows you
to keep control of the named product while allowing others to create
differently named variations. See http://language.perl.com/misc/Artistic.html .
John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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