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- Subject: Re: Copyright question
- From: Stefan Reich <stefan.reich.maker.of.eye@...>
- Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:06:10 +0200
> Wrong. 1-clause BSD/ISC is the easiest. Public Domain is a very fuzzy idea.
Huh? Fuzzy? It means: Do what you want, I allow anything. Clearest and
sharpest statement ever.
I just looked up BSD/ISC:
#Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any
#purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
#copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.
#THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES
#WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
#MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR
#ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES
#WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN
#ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF
#OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
So BSD/ISC means: It's public domain plus I won't let you screw me for
any reason. Fair enough, if you feel better having issued a warning
like that :)
Clearly not simpler than "this is completely free" though. And what's
with this incessant uppercase screaming?