Subject: Open Source Friendly License.
From: David Ryan <david@livemedia.com.au>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 17:12:32 +1100


After the OVLPL license was rejected I decided to go back and look at 
what I was trying to accomplish with a software license. Taking the OSD 
out of the picture, I came up with the following points:

* Allow the software to be distributed only as its original package.
* Allow people to use the software as a library in open source software 
only.
* Allow people to see the source code so that it can be used for 
research and debugging purposes for personal use.

In effect I wanted to create an open source friendly license. The below 
license is a first draft. This does not comply with the OSD and I do not 
expect to attempt get OSI approval. It is based in part from the CDDL 
and QPL.

I would appreciate any feedback on the license. Particular Section 3, 
which provides the limitations. I suspect that if I allowed 
modifications to be distributed as patch files (as is done with QPL) 
then this may comply with OSD.

Thanks & Regards,
David.

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