> -----Original Message----- > From: Dirk-Willem van Gulik [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: February 21, 2003 1:35 PM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: RE: Long licence > > On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Arved Sandstrom wrote: > > > I'd like to find out what lawyer thought a long license is > needed with every > > file. Because I question that finding. > > Question the board@ (again) for a black/white answer - or work with > licensing@ for a more interactive reply.
Point taken. I get too much email already, so I've been averse to joining more lists. Maybe in this case I should join another. > But Bear in mind that the current 'license' is more than just strictly a > license; it contains elements of copyright, waiver and an agreement. Understood. > Bear in mind that the answer to vague questions like that carry very > significant price tags; and are very depended on the exact question; which > itself by its very nature is inexact. Yes. It's our business to pose the exact questions. It's the business of the lawyer to supply an answer. FWIW, I am not vilifying lawyers. My older sister is one. :-) I feel like the right questions weren't asked. > Also bear in mind that there are very, very few layers who actually have > studied open-source licenses in sufficient dept; and that most answers > from case-law are about proprietary and protectionist stances; and often > very US specific; and may be very dated. Yes, I agree. > Also bear in mind that the answer differs from jurisdiction to > jurisdiction; and from how litagationous/defensive the side you want to > err on is. Well, I differ from our US friends on this. I prefer to be terse and clear, and maintain some trust in people. > Finally bear in mind that the board propably does not want to ask > expensive questions now with respect to the current license; as the new > license is not far off - and the new license has taken into account this > desire to include by reference. OK, fair enough. I'll wait to see it. Arved --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]