[zeromq-dev] Licence

Pieter Hintjens pieterh at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 15:18:00 CEST 2012

Well... maybe. This thread happened years ago on the Digistan lists. FDL is
for documentation, books, not standards that act as formal recipes.
Cc-by-sa lacks the patent clauses that GPL v3 has. For my own standards
work, I'll always use GPL v3. Others may use what they prefer.

On Sep 8, 2012 7:11 PM, "Bjorn Reese" <breese at mail1.stofanet.dk> wrote:

> On 2012-09-07 04:44, Pieter Hintjens wrote:
> > "Note on use of the GPL: we use this license to cover the
> > specification text itself, not implementations. You can license your
> > own code under any license you wish. If you make derived versions of
> > this specification, you must share them under the GPL. The goal of
> > this is to prevent private extensions of our specifications."
> Rather than using a license designed for software, you may consider
> a license designed for documentation. For instance, both of these
> fulfil the goal:
>    http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html
>    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
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