[Haskell] haskell.org Simple Permissive License
cgibbard at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 17:40:45 EST 2006
On 12/01/06, Ashley Yakeley <ashley at semantic.org> wrote:
> I'm sorry this is dragging on so long. It seems public domain is hard,
> both in the U.S. and in certain European jurisdictions. And people want
> a disclaimer.
> I did come across the MIT license, which may be close.
> Here is my non-expert attempt to adapt it, removing the condition, and
> changing "Software" to "Work":
> "Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
> this work (the "Work"), to deal in the Work without restriction,
> including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge,
> publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Work, and to
> permit persons to whom the Work is furnished to do so.
> "THE WORK IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
> IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
> THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR
> OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
> ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WORK OR THE USE OR OTHER
> DEALINGS IN THE WORK."
That sounds good. I'd vote to make it the default license. I think
that allowing things to be sparingly attributed otherwise is a good
idea. Most of the time it wouldn't matter, but there may be content
which people want to make available on the site under different
licenses, and I don't see any reason to prevent them from doing so, so
long as which license things are under remains perfectly clear.
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