[mercury-users] Mercury Anarchive proposal

Marcos Dumay de Medeiros marcosdumay at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 05:47:15 AEDT 2007

Em Quinta 01 Março 2007 21:34, Nicholas Nethercote escreveu:
> On Thu, 1 Mar 2007, Marcos Dumay de Medeiros wrote:
> >>    I'm not good at picking one of the ready-made licences, all I want is
> >>    that my credit is recognized and kept in comments.
> >
> > So it's not free. You still can get something like that from Creative 
> > Commons.
> It is free.  Pretty much every free software license requires that 
> attribution to original authors remains.  Even the BSD license requires this 
> (it's one of the few things BSD does require).
> Nick

Aren't you refering to the old BSD licence? It changed (a long time ago) just 
to remove that clause and become a free licence. As a rule, the person who 
you give the code must be able to change everything and still redistribute, 
otherwise it isn't free. And everything includes comments and notes on the 

Some people consider licences that oblies your modifications to be patches, 
and the old system to be redistributed unchanged ok. This way, you still get 
your notes, while permiting changes. But there is no consensus about that.


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