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From Garrett Rooney <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: JSON License
Date Wed, 14 Jul 2010 15:01:48 GMT
On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Grant Ingersoll <gsingers@apache.org> wrote:
> Thoughts on:
> <snip>
> Copyright (c) 2002 JSON.org
> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
> of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to
> deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the
> rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or
> sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
> furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
> The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
> all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
> The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.
> THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
> IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
> AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
> LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
> FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS
> IN THE SOFTWARE.
> </snip>
> While most of the license is BSD (I believe) the Good/Evil line in there is
> a bit weird.

Just FYI we actually got a version of the JSON code relicensed without
the Good/Evil bit for use in Abdera, so the author is willing to be
flexible about it.

-garrett

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