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[Savannah-register-public] [task #7015] Submission of Enhanced Brill's P
[Savannah-register-public] [task #7015] Submission of Enhanced Brill's Parts-of-Speech Tagger
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 19:08:11 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #29, task #7015 (project administration):
Here's what I can find:
- the use of brackets in "[use, copy, modify and distribute, including the
right to grant others rights to distribute at any tier, this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee or royalty]" was considered
- "without fee or royalty" may need that it is not possible to redistribute
the work in a commercial manner (for example, by charging for the media
support (CD-ROM, USB key, etc.))
- "including modifications that you make for internal use": the GNU GPL makes
no statement about internal use, so I don't know if that can be considered a
restriction from the GNU GPL
- "Title to copyright in this software and any associated documentation shall
at all times remain with M.I.T.": what does "with M.I.T." mean? Can this mean
that copyright needs to be assigned to MIT?
That's basically what I can tell myself from reading the license, I wasn't
given much detail from licensing@ besides the use of brackets.
So of course, IANAL, I'm not an attorney, and this is not legal
I agree that this is probably wording details, but unfortunatly that would
matter in court.
So I would suggest using one of the existing licenses compatible with the GNU
GPL, verbatim. The license sometimes refered to as "MIT license" (Expat and
X11 at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html) would be nice, and of
course the current W3C's Software Notice and License would fit too (note that
none of the licenses versions mentioned in the W3C page match Eric's).
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