Lists Home |
Date Index |
Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit:
> Hmm, I just checked the OSD, and I think an API absolutely can be
> open source. In IDL or Java, an API is (or at least can be) code,
> like any other code, and thus can be published under the GPL, LGPL,
> BSD, Apache, artistic, etc. licenses.
A good OSI Certified (SM) license for the purpose, IMHO, is the W3C license
basically an MIT/BSD license, but requires documentation of changes.
Specifically, the DOM Level 2 license, which incorporates this license,
says that if you change the interface, you have to change the package
from org.w3c.dom to something else.
There is / One art John Cowan <email@example.com>
No more / No less http://www.reutershealth.com
To do / All things http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
With art- / Lessness -- Piet Hein