MIT License

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Richard Marks:
Okay, so I am thinking about using the MIT license + the ncurses clause for my opensource projects that I release from here on, instead of the defunct/horrible/backstabbing/etc GPL.

Code:

/*
  ****************************************************************************
  * Copyright (c) 2010, Richard Marks, CCPS Solutions,                       *
  * Undefined Aeon Software.                                                 *
  *                                                                          *
  * Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a  *
  * copy of this software and associated documentation files (the            *
  * "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including      *
  * without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,      *
  * distribute, distribute with modifications, sub-license, and/or sell      *
  * copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is    *
  * furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:                 *
  *                                                                          *
  * The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included  *
  * in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.                   *
  *                                                                          *
  * THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS  *
  * OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF               *
  * MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  *
  * IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ABOVE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM,   *
  * DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR    *
  * OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR    *
  * THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.                               *
  *                                                                          *
  * Except as contained in this notice, the name(s) of the above copyright   *
  * holders shall not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the     *
  * sale, use or other dealings in this Software without prior written       *
  * authorization.                                                           *
  ****************************************************************************
*/


Comments? Suggestions?

oenone:
quoting wikipedia (yeah, bad wikipedia..):
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The MIT License is similar to the 3-clause "modified" BSD license, except that the BSD license contains a notice prohibiting the use of the name of the copyright holder in promotion. This is sometimes present in versions of the MIT License [...]

Since you have this notice, it shouldn't differ from a 3-clause BSD license.

I prefer the ISC license, which is a bit cleaner and easier to read and equivalent to a 2-clause BSD license.

In my opinion, the 2/3-clause BSD license give you the most freedom you can get, if public domain is not available.

xhunter:
Ok,so If I conclude the MIT license permit others to modify,copy,merge,and use.
Is there any License that permit all those stuff but WITH the permission of the owner ?

oenone:
Quote from: xhunter on September 06, 2009, 06:40:07 AM

Ok,so If I conclude the MIT license permit others to modify,copy,merge,and use.
Is there any License that permit all those stuff but WITH the permission of the owner ?




any license allows that. the owner (or, author) of the code can give you permission to do anything with his code, regardless which license. if you want nobody to do that without permission, just use a license that doesn't allow it, and add a paragraph, that this can be changed after consultating you.

if you choose the MIT license, then you permit that stuff WITH your permission ;) that's the whole thing about those licenses.

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