Subject: Re: innocent infringers
From: "William C. Cheng" <>
Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 10:09:47 -0400

  "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <> wrote:
  > 3. There is in fact no BSD license, only a copyright.

Let's say you are distributing source code with a ``COPYRIGHT''
file that contains:

    The Author grants to the party hereby receiving Program
    a non-exclusive, royalty-free license limited to copy,
    display, and distribute without charging for a fee, and produce derivative
    works of Program, provided that the above copyright notice appears in
    all copies made of Program and both the copyright notice and this license
    appear in supporting documentation, and that the name of Author not be
    used in advertising or publicity pertaining to Program.

Can this considered to be a license?  Does this file has to be called
``LICENSE'' in order for it to be a license?  What other crucial phrases
you must add into the COPYRIGHT file in order for it to be a license?
Bill Cheng // <URL:>