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From Christopher Lenz <cml...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: JSON license
Date Sat, 07 Jun 2008 11:44:02 GMT
On 06.06.2008, at 16:49, Sam Ruby wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 10:34 AM, Henri Yandell <bayard@apache.org>  
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 2:54 AM, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org>  
>> wrote:
>>> On Friday 06 June 2008 17:03, Jukka Zitting wrote:
>>>> "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil"
>>>
>>> I suspect that "Evil doers" will not respect any license, and if  
>>> they broke
>>> this license, they would be in much bigger problem than being sued  
>>> by JSON...
>>>
>>> But you are right in principle...
>>
>> I suspect we're using other software under this license though.  
>> It's a
>> joke clause in my opinion.
>
> It clearly is a joke clause, but not all licensees evaluate licenses
> in a context where they can afford to have a sense of humor.
>
> This may sound pedantic, but I would prefer not to encourage such
> licenses, and as such would prefer to approve json.js itself for use
> rather than the license.

Does this license even apply to json.js or json2.js?

   <http://www.json.org/json.js>
   <http://www.json.org/json2.js>

Both of them just say "Public Domain. No warranty expressed or  
implied. Use at your own risk." with no reference at all to that  
license AFAICT.

--
Christopher Lenz
   cmlenz at gmx.de
   http://www.cmlenz.net/


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