Subject: Re: Get ready....
From: "Derek J. Balling" <dredd@megacity.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 21:01:19 -0700

*sigh*

Yes, I'm aware of the restrictions on the GPL... I was using it as an example.

The GPL specifically disallows the type of thing I'm looking to accomplish. :)

Corrected example:

"Joe's License
    derived from the OSI General License"



At 11:58 PM 4/14/99 -0400, Arkin wrote:
>You are strictly forbidden from doing that with the GPL. The GPL is very
>specific about the terms of its use. Any change you make to it violate
>the GPL and is, thus, entirely non GPL.
>
>"derived from GNU General Public License - GPL" might create a confusion
>between the two licenses, leading someone to believe that the two
>licenses are identical apart from, say some sections having different
>numbers, when this is not the case.
>
>
>Arkin
>
>
>> If licenses themselves allow themselves to be copied (with proper
>> attribution), then a person looking at an "unknown license" from "Joe Evil
>> Company", will see that it might be:
>> 
>> J.E.Co. Public License
>>   (derived from GNU General Public License - GPL)
>> 
>> To look at that on face value, a non-astute person might go "ahhhh, its
>> open source", but doing something like: