[Project_owners] SmartSync Project and Mozdev Terms of Use

Peter Harkins ph at malaprop.org
Sat Apr 29 15:49:28 EDT 2006


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On Sat, Apr 29, 2006 at 08:49:01PM +0200, Filippo Possenti wrote:
> Well... I've taken a brief look to opensource.org licenses and I quickly
> realized that I'll need to read many many many pages before finding a
> proper license.

You're not going to find an open source license that prohibits
derivations or commercial use. They're two important parts (3 and 6) of
the Open Source Definition: http://opensource.org/docs/definition.php

The best way to prevent useless forks is to run an inclusive project.
The book Producing Open Source Software has a lot of good advice on how
to keep a project running smoothly and make forks rare and meaningful:
http://producingoss.com/

All I can say with regards to a commercial prohibition is that you'll
cut off usefull resources and the sly people you're concerned about
won't honor it anyways.

Best of luck with your project, I hope you find a license that suits
your needs.

- --
Peter Harkins  -  http://push.cx


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