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- Subject: Re: References to the Lua license, was Re: Copyright question
- From: marbux <marbux@...>
- Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 12:47:45 -0700
On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo
>> There is a widespread misconception that Lua is licensed under the
>> MIT/X11 license.
> It is, according to the Open Source Initiative, which is our main reference:
I disagree. That link takes you to what OSI refers to as the "MIT"
license, not the MIT/*X11* license.
>> Alternatively, you might refer to it as the "MIT/Expat License." But
>> "MIT/X11" does not match the current Lua license and "MIT License" is
>> ambiguous, encompassing at least two variants.
> We never said it was "MIT/X11".
I apologize for my lack of specificity that caused a miscommunication.
Mea culpa. My points were not intended as a criticism of what your
group has done. Rather, I had in mind the many Lua libraries, modules,
and snippets licensed under the "MIT/X11 license" apparently under the
mistaken belief that the Lua license is identical to the MIT/X11