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BubikolRamios
11-30-2008, 08:43 AM
I'm about to release some javascript as open source on sourceforge net.

Out of bunch of licences http://opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical
I don't know what to pick.

Basicaly I want give it all away free, all modifictions unlimited,
with restriction that top DIV, generated by js stays where it is and its content unchanged(link to my page).

Any advice which of upper licenses to pick, that is, from the ones that do not
automaticaly conflict with my requirement ?

Or does any of them conflict with this requirement at all ?

oesxyl
11-30-2008, 09:23 AM
I'm about to release some javascript as open source on sourceforge net.

Out of bunch of licences http://opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical
I don't know what to pick.

Basicaly I want give it all away free, all modifictions unlimited,
with restriction that top DIV, generated by js stays where it is and its content unchanged(link to my page).

Any advice which of upper licenses to pick, that is, from the ones that do not
automaticaly conflict with my requirement ?

Or does any of them conflict with this requirement at all ?

http://creativecommons.org/

regards

BubikolRamios
11-30-2008, 10:38 AM
Thanks.

Quote from there:


Can I license software using CC licenses?
We do not recommend it. Creative Commons licenses should not be used for software. We strongly encourage you to use one of the very good software licenses which are already available. We recommend considering licenses made available by the Free Software Foundation or listed at the Open Source Initiative. Unlike our licenses, which do not make mention of source or object code, these existing licenses were designed specifically for use with software.

Creative Commons has “wrapped” some free software/open source licenses with a human-readable "Commons Deed" and machine-readable metadata. You may use these "wrapped" software licenses to take advantage of the Creative Commons human-readable document as well as the machine-readable metadata while still licensing your work under an established software license. It is important to note that CC has not altered these software licenses in any way, but has simply bundled human- and machine-readable explanations of the licenses along with the original license text. Examples: GNU GPL, GNU LGPL, BSD.




anyway, this seems ok:



Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)

Choose by-nc-sa licenseThis license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature.

oesxyl
11-30-2008, 07:30 PM
I prefere gnu lgpl, but this is my option, :)

regards

oracleguy
12-01-2008, 01:08 AM
You should also look at the MIT license.



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