Re: [dev] [GENERAL] License manifest

From: Nick <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 21:46:14 -0400

Quoth Anthony J. Bentley:
> Nick writes:
> > GPL is nearly as conceptually simple as permissive licenses, I
> > think.
> ...
> Clearly, the GPL is just as simple to understand and explain to others
> as a permissive license. After all, copyright law is complex.

I don't think you read what I wrote carefully. I was using the word
conceptual to separate the general meaning of the license with its
legal implementation, which I fully agree is (probably needlessly)
long and tedious (hence why I mentioned Fontana's recent simple
version as a nice thing).

Conceptually, though, it is simple. Do whatever you want with this
code, as long as you make the source code of anything using it
available under the same conditions, and don't claim you wrote bits
you didn't.
Received on Tue May 13 2014 - 03:46:14 CEST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Tue May 13 2014 - 03:48:12 CEST