Subject: RE: Permissive Public License: proposed new open-source license
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 15:45:34 -0700

So long as it is framed as a license, I like it.  By the way, another
important reason to license your software rather than simply try to dump
it into the "public domain" (whatever or wherever that is) is that you
can disclaim warranties that way!  /Larry Rosen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@reutershealth.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 2:36 PM
> To: license-discuss@opensource.org
> Subject: Permissive Public License: proposed new open-source license
> 
> 
> The purpose of the Permissive Public License is to achieve
> the effect that people think they have achieved by attempting to
> put their works into the public domain.  Given that they 
> cannot directly
> do that, the PPL grants all rights to everybody and disclaims
> all warranties.
> 
> I would like it to be considered as a new OSI Certified
> Open Source license.  It is derived from the MIT license.
> 
> 
> The Permissive Public License
> 
> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person 
> obtaining a
> copy of this work and any works associated with it (the "Works"), to
> deal in the Works without restriction, including without 
> limitation the
> rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, publicly 
> display, publicly
> perform (whether by way of digital audio transmission or otherwise),
> distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Works, and to
> permit persons to whom the Works are furnished to do the same.
> 
> THE WORKS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, 
> EXPRESS OR
> IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF 
> MERCHANTABILITY,
> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO 
> EVENT SHALL
> THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR
> OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
> ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
> OTHER DEALINGS IN THE WORKS.
> 
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