SAX2: Which license?
When I released SAX 1.0 nearly two years ago, I explicitly put it into the public domain rather than using an open-source license -- the idea was to rely on peer-pressure rather than legal recourse to ensure the integrity of SAX, and to avoid even the suggestion that I might try to restrict SAX in any way to try to make money from it. As we move to SAX2, I was wondering what licensing we should use? Is public domain still OK? It is *very* important to me, at least, that SAX's license be as friendly as possible to commercial software developers, so the GPL is out (though the LGPL might be OK). MPL looks pretty good as well. I'm not much of a licensing wonk, though, and would be grateful for advice from those who have spent more time thinking about this kind of thing. I'll send a private note to Eric Raymond as well -- most of the open-source movement has been concerned with licensing software, not interfaces, and I'll be interested to hear what he thinks. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.com/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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