New Open Source License: Single Supplier Open Source License
rschi at rsmba.biz
Sat Jan 24 15:47:35 CST 2004
I would like to present to you all a new Open Source software license I've written up. It's called the Single Supplier Open Source License. I will be distributing software under this license as well as the traditional Open Source licenses found at opensource.org.
You can see a copy of the license and its associated FAQ at http://www.rsmba.biz/licenses . A link on the homepage at rsmba.biz will also direct you there.
I will also be working directly with opensource.org to address any issues they have with the license wording.
The license has the following features:
# Users have freely available access to source code, documentation just like the GPL.
# Users may use, modify, and install the software on as many computers as they want within their organization.
# Any changes made by the user and others get contributed back into the base product
# The developer's right to control who provides services using the product is protected.
# The developer's right to control who can distribute the software is protected.
# The developer has complete control over the product forking.
# The developer and all contributors retain copyright of their individual works.
# The software is always downloaded from the same place by the end user even if it's used as part of a larger product, protecting the quality of the software.
Please feel free to contact me on or off list about this announcement.
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