Subject: RE: Revised versions of the OSL and AFL
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 18:17:59 -0700

Hi Bruce,

I'm glad you're starting to like the AFL.  Please let us know if/when
you actually use it.

The discussion of the warranty of non-infringement of copyright can
start with this article:

   www.rosenlaw.com/GL14.pdf

I wrote this for my column in Linux Journal a few months ago.  The
response so far has been about 50-50 in favor of the warranty of
non-infringement of copyright.

/Larry Rosen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Dodson [mailto:bruce_dodson@hotmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:02 PM
> To: lrosen@rosenlaw.com; license-discuss@opensource.org
> Subject: Re: Revised versions of the OSL and AFL
> 
> 
> I like the revised AFL.  It's getting to the point where I 
> may even use it.
> 
> I have just one concern, and that is with the warranty of 
> copyright which appears in both of these licenses.  I think 
> there must be a better way to achieve that - it smells like a 
> cludge to me - but since I'm not a lawyer I won't venture any ideas.
> 
> It would be very helpful for me (and I assume for some 
> others) to see some public discussion of how / whether this 
> warranty would work in practice.
> 
> If a discussion like that happens here, I promise to stay out of it!
> 
> Bruce
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
> To: <license-discuss@opensource.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 12:44 PM
> Subject: Revised versions of the OSL and AFL
> 
> 
> > New versions of the Open Software License (OSL) and the 
> Academic Free 
> > License (AFL) are now available for your review.  They are 
> posted at:
> >
> >    www.rosenlaw.com/osl1.1.html
> >
> >    www.rosenlaw.com/afl1.2.html
> >
> > Both licenses now contain an Attribution Rights provision.
> >
> > Other minor changes have been made to clarify the language 
> and to make 
> > the licenses (a little) easier to read.
> >
> > /Larry Rosen
> >
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> 

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