[FASTCGI] License query

Jon Ribbens jon+fastcgi-developers at unequivocal.co.uk
Thu Apr 29 11:33:40 EDT 2010


On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 04:15:48PM +0100, Ben Griffin wrote:
> Just had  legal over the license.
> 
> We were wondering how Open Market, Inc. envisage the following term
> as being enforcable:
> 
> "If modifications to this Software and Documentation have new
> licensing terms, the new terms must be clearly indicated on the
> first page of each file where they apply."  
> 
> Clearly if modifications to the software/documentation are
> copyrighted by the new authors (remember that of course changing the
> license text counts as modification) then Open Market, Inc. no
> longer has any right or claim regarding the way in which any terms
> are to be indicated, which rather nullifies the aforementioned term.
> 
> I guess it makes sense as a polite request.  But that's about it.
> 
> Am I missing something?

Yes - just because you modify a file slightly that doesn't magically
make the copyright ownership of the rest of the file suddenly go away.


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