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Re: [Scheme-reports] Unclear word in license grant

On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:12:36 -0700 "Arthur A. Gleckler"
<scheme@x> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 3:28 AM, Musical Notation
> <musicdenotation@x
> > wrote:
> >   "We intend this report to belong to the entire Scheme
> > community, and so we grant permission to copy it in whole or in
> > part *without fee*."
> >
> > Does that mean that permissions are granted without fee, or that
> > permissions are granted to distribute for free but not to
> > distribute commercially?
> >
> Oh, come on.  It's free.  Read the following sentence, which I sent
> earlier and included on the Wikimedia page.

I think you're being unreasonable. It is not obvious what license I
can put a new document under if it incorporates text from this
document. I understand the intent, but a copyright lawyer will
justifiably feel that he's treading on thin ice.

There is a reason most open source projects and open documents have
substantially more specific licenses.

Perry E. Metzger		perry@x

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