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Re: xmlformat licensing



On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 13:41 -0400, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 13:08 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 13:00 -0400, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 12:49 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > > > On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 11:56 -0400, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 10:10 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > > > > > Here are the facts of licensing pertaining to xmlformat:
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > (A) The original portions of xmlformat by Paul DuBois, paul at kitebird
> > > > > > com, are licensed under a BSD-style license.[4]  The BSD-style license
> > > > > > is an open source license.  The only portion of xmlformat not covered by
> > > > > > this license is the implementation of the REX shallow parser.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > (B) The REX shallow parser, which is copyrighted by Robert D. Cameron,
> > > > > > cameron at sfu ca, is licensed under terms shown below in their
> > > > > > entirety:
> > > > > 
> > > > > BSD and MIT are both FOSS licenses.
> > > > 
> > > > If only the REX author had used one of those! :-)
> > > 
> > > How many clauses did you omit in your original description of the REX
> > > license?
> > 
> > None.  The licensing text is reproduced *in its entirety*, as I stated
> > in my message.  The license is attached to the implementations of REX
> > written by the author of the paper from which they are drawn.
> 
> Those clauses describe the MIT licence.
> 
> http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php

Yes, only the license does not include the disclaimer of warranty, and
it specifically requires attribution of modification, which the MIT
License does not require.  The MIT License only requires that the
copyright and license information must also accompany any modified
versions.  Therefore, it's not an MIT License.

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