Subject: Re: Get ready....
Date: 14 Apr 1999 22:17:29 -0000

From: Tim Pierce <>
> But maybe I don't understand what you were trying to say.

You need license language like "You may not modifiy the license that is
applied to this software, but you may apply a modified version of this
license to your own software."

But we digress. This is a wish-list item, not anything required by the OSD.

> It would be interesting to find out whether the text of a license can
> itself be protected as intellectual property

Very definitely yes. There are a lot of businesses that do nothing but create
contracts and license them for others to use.