Subject: RE: Help in choosing appropriate open-source license...
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 22:35:46 -0800

> v2.1 is OSI certified; 
> not sure whether v3.0 is officially certified but maybe the 
> OSI board or Larry Rosen (its author) can answer that.

OSL and ASL version 3.0 were approved by the OSI board. I've been waiting
for their announcement. In the meantime, you can find the licenses on my
website:

   www.rosenlaw.com/OSL3.0.htm
   www.rosenlaw.com/AFL3.0.htm

/Larry

** Lawrence Rosen
** Rosenlaw & Einschlag, technology law offices
** Stanford University School of Law, Lecturer in Law
** 3001 King Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
** 707-485-1242  *  fax: 707-485-1243
** Author of "Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom
**    and Intellectual Property Law" (Prentice Hall 2004)
** [www.rosenlaw.com]  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sanjoy Mahajan [mailto:sanjoy@mrao.cam.ac.uk] 
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 6:48 PM
> To: Tony R
> Cc: license-discuss@opensource.org
> Subject: Re: Help in choosing appropriate open-source license... 
> 
> > [3]...there do not seem to be any open-source license that 
> deals with 
> > code that is run on a server-farm and not distributed.
> > ...Can you recommend a license that could fit this case? 
> 
> The Open Software License handles this case.  From section 5 of v3.0
> (v2.1 has nearly identical language):
> 
>   5) External Deployment. The term "External Deployment" 
> means the use,
>   distribution, or communication of the Original Work or Derivative
>   Works in any way such that the Original Work or Derivative Works may
>   be used by anyone other than You, whether those works are 
> distributed
>   or communicated to those persons or made available as an application
>   intended for use over a network. As an express condition for the
>   grants of license hereunder, You must treat any External 
> Deployment by
>   You of the Original Work or a Derivative Work as a 
> distribution under
>   section 1(c)
> 
> Section 1(c) is the copyleft clause.  v2.1 is OSI certified; 
> not sure whether v3.0 is officially certified but maybe the 
> OSI board or Larry Rosen (its author) can answer that.
> 
> > how do I go about crafting such a license?
> 
> 'Talent invents, genius steals.'
> 
> -Sanjoy
> 
> `Never underestimate the evil of which men of power are capable.'
>          --Bertrand Russell, _War Crimes in Vietnam_, chapter 1.