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Re: [Scheme-reports] Unclear word in license grant
What is wrong with everyone saying "I want this to be in public domain
or as public as permissible by law"
and then we would not have to play the lawyers games and can concentrate
on important stuff.
On 07/24/2013 08:54 PM, Kevin Wortman wrote:
> On 07/23/2013 07:50 PM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> If this was just under some Creative Commons license or what have
>> you, it would all be much simpler. They've worried about these issues
>> for years and have clean, unambiguous licenses. (I'd personally pick
>> an attribution + commercial derivative works allowed license, but
>> that in particular isn't my call.)
> My two cents, since we're on the subject: confusion over licensing is a
> distraction from worthwhile work, and can be avoided by using one of the
> handful of widely-understood licenses. My life gets easier when projects
> use well-established licenses, e.g. Creative Commons, BSD, Apache, or
> GPL, instead of distinct project-specific ones.
> IANAL but my understanding is that copy-pasting a text creates a derived
> work, but drafting a new text from scratch creates a non-derived work,
> even if the new text describes ideas that the authors learned from an
> old text. So perhaps the future R8RS editors could consider writing that
> report from scratch so that it can bear a Creative Commons license
> Kevin Wortman
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