I wrote: > >Well I sat down, thought carefully about it, and reorganized >my proposed license along the same lines that I would organize >a config file. Instead of enumerating what is allowed, deny >this, deny that, deny the other, allow everything else. I >think that this is a good way to rewrite it. Now I remember why I hate writing. I cannot stop rewriting large chunks. Each time I think it is better but... I will try a rewrite tonight refactoring by type of obligation, not type of distribution. I think that the types will be: - Guarantees on availability of unencumbered source. - Do not conflict with the original version. - Do not intentionally cause breakage of unaltered components (defined by causing them to violate their part of the regression suite) - Charge what you like, but do not represent the original as your own, or use developers and copyright holders for endorsement without separate written permission. So please give feedback, I would like to get any other significant details in now. (I already have a request to make it shorter. I am not sure how much I can do but I will try.) BTW does anyone have any thoughts about the numbering? When I tried to refer back to earlier sections I realized that "item 2" is ambiguous. Should I simply continue numbering in the agreement from where I left off before? (ie Start it at 6 and not 1.) >It means that your obligations are much more clearly spelled >out, and there is less micromanagement of what you may and may >not do. However it is a significant rewrite, and I would like >to see another iteration (hopefully with some legal input) >before I try drawing this up as an RFP. I intend to move it even more in that direction, and tonight I will cross-post to the opensource list which contains a number of lawyers. [snippity] Cheers, Ben _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.