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From Elias Torres <el...@torrez.us>
Subject Re: JSON License
Date Mon, 10 Jul 2006 15:25:37 GMT
how about this one?



Garrett Rooney wrote:
> On 7/10/06, Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
>> On 7/10/06, Elias Torres <elias@torrez.us> wrote:
>> > Hi Everyone,
>> >
>> > I'm almost ready to check in a JSONWriter into the extensions folder of
>> > Abdera. Is the JSON license ok? Can I add it as a download in the
>> > build.xml file?
>> >
>> > http://www.json.org/license.html
>> Amusingly enough, I'm not entirely sure...
>> The bit about "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil." seems
>> contradictory to the ASF's general "do what you want with it, just
>> give us credit" stance on this sort of thing...
>> Will look into it.
> I asked around, and general consensus seems to be that the weird
> clause about good and evil probably renders the license
> non-open-source (it violates point 6 of the open source definition
> (http://opensource.org/docs/definition.php), and thus we can't use it.
> On the bright side, at least JSON isn't all that complex a format, so
> implementing another set of classes to deal with it probably isn't all
> that hard, even if another one doesn't already exist someplace...
> There are some comments from the author here:
> http://simon.incutio.com/archive/2005/12/16/json
> that imply that he has been willing to do one-of licenses that remove
> that limitation.  You might try getting in touch with him and asking
> if he'd be willing to do so for the ASF.  As it stands though, I don't
> think we can use it.  This is why nonstandard licenses suck...
> -garrett

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