Subject: RE: License compatibility problem
From: "Joe Bell" <joe.bell@prodeasystems.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 09:47:28 -0500

 Fri, 18 Jun 2010 09:47:28 -0500
Both licenses are MIT-style (a very permissive license) so you can choose virtually
whatever license you like as long as you do as they ask and reprint the copyright notices
and permission notice in your documentation.

Joe

-----Original Message-----
From: François Amato [mailto:towfas@gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 9:43 AM
To: license-discuss@opensource.org
Subject: License compatibility problem

Hello,

I hope I'm sending this at the good place, please tell me if it's not the  
case.

I'm an independent developer. I've created a small project and I'd like to  
make it open source. For that, I need help to choose an appropriate  
open-source license.

My project is a simplistic IDE for Free Pascal. The problem I have is that  
I'm using a special text box control for syntax colouring, and .Net  
bindings for this control. Both these projects are open-source but with a  
custom license. So I can't figure which license I can use for my project.

Here are the licenses for the control (Scintilla) and the bindings  
(ScintillaNet). I also had to modify ScintillaNet to fit my needs.

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ScintillaNET is based on the Scintilla component by Neil Hodgson.

ScintillaNET is released on this same license.

The ScintillaNET bindings are Copyright 2002-2006 by Garrett Serack  
<gserack@gmail.com>

All Rights Reserved

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its  
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided  
that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that  
copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting  
documentation.

GARRETT SERACK AND ALL EMPLOYERS PAST AND PRESENT DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES  
WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF  
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN NO EVENT SHALL GARRETT SERACK AND ALL  
EMPLOYERS PAST AND PRESENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, 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.

The license for Scintilla is as follows:
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Copyright 1998-2006 by Neil Hodgson <neilh@scintilla.org>

All Rights Reserved

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its  
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided  
that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that  
copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting  
documentation.

NEIL HODGSON DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE,  
INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN NO  
EVENT SHALL NEIL HODGSON BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, 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.

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Thanks in advance for your help !


François Amato


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