[linux-elitists] Open-sourcing a book

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Thu Mar 22 13:20:05 PST 2001


On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 12:59:58PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:

> That solved part of the problem, but didn't allow people to "fork"
> part or all of the text, and develop those parts separately.  To achieve
> that, I appended an alternative clause, Don Marti's "bastard reverse
> copyleft":

Before anyone goes submitting BRCL to OSI or anything, I'm concerned
about an author's ability to disclaim implied warranties in a
BRCL-licensed work. If A puts something under BRCL, B re-releases it
under new terms, and C somehow finds out that A is the original author,
is A at risk?

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