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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: Modifying license for personal use
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:25:48 GMT
On Jan 9, 2013, at 9:10 PM, Prashant Shah wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I want to change the "Grant of copyright license" section to be more
> explicit. Most of the words have been taken from the MIT license. I am
> not a lawyer but want to get a opinion on whether its better than the
> original ?
> 
> I am aware that I can no longer call it apache or use the name apache
> and I will do that on my own risk - which is fine for me :) Also I am
> aware that Apache is well known and accepted license.

Right, that's fine.

> Original :
> 2. Grant of Copyright License. Subject to the terms and conditions of
> this License, each Contributor hereby grants to You a perpetual,
> worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable
> copyright license to reproduce, prepare Derivative Works of, publicly
> display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute the Work and
> such Derivative Works in Source or Object form.
> 
> Updated:
> 2. Grant of Copyright License. Subject to the terms and conditions of
> this License, each Contributor hereby grants to You a perpetual,
> worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable
> copyright license without restriction, including without limitation to
> use, copy, modify, merge, reproduce, prepare Derivative Works of,
> publish, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, distribute
> and/or sell copies of the Work and such Derivative Works in Source or
> Object form with or without fees.

No, it is not better than the original.  The Apache license
terms are based on actual things controlled by copyright (this clause)
and patents (the clause after this).  The MIT license is just a jumble
of vague permissions that only cover a subset of both.

....Roy


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