[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: opensource and ICC licenses

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Fri May 6 03:39:38 PDT 2011

On 6 May 2011 10:44, Cyrille Berger Skott <cberger at cberger.net> wrote:
> Changing name does not prevent the distribution of a modified version of a GPL
> program. However, it is considered a problem by some distributions, like
> debian, and this is why they had to rename firefox to iceweasel.

Unless you're actually a lawyer, trying to justify that a group of
insanely complex licenses (the different versions of GPL) are
compatible with a home-made license string is doomed to failure. This
is especially true when you're giving permission to reassign the
copyright (and thus the license) in the license itself.

If you're creating a new license, put bluntly: You're Doing It Wrong.
There are hundreds of tried-and-tested existing licenses that exist
today. Just pick one!


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