Subject: Re: For Approval: Open-Realty License
From: "Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M." <roddixon@cyberspaces.org>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 23:46:18 -0400

I have one question.   On your website at: 
http://www.open-realty.org/license_info.html you state that your license:

"...permits you to use the software at no charge under two conditions.

1.You have to leave the html comment that reads "<!--Open-Realty is 
distributed by Transparent Technologies and is Licensed under the 
Open-Realty License. See http://www.open-realty.org/oslicense.html for more 
information.-->" intact.

2. If you use Open-Realty in an application you redistribute, the complete 
source code for your application must be available and freely 
redistributable under reasonable conditions."

The second condition is not only vague, but it does not actually appear in 
the license you posted. Is this an additional requirement? What does 
"reasonable conditions" mean?

-Rod Dixon







----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ryan Bonham" <ryan@transparent-tech.com>
To: <license-discuss@opensource.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 6:56 PM
Subject: For Approval: Open-Realty License


> Hi,
>
> I would like to submit our open source projects license for approval. The 
> Open-Realty license is similar to the new BSD license. It additionally 
> requires that web pages built using our open source project leave the 
> following html comment "<!--Open-Realty is distributed by Transparent 
> Technologies and is Licensed under the Open-Realty License. See 
> http://www.open-realty.org/oslicense.html for more information.-->". Our 
> software can be used in conjunction with other open source products, as 
> long as the html comment mentioned previously is present on all pages that 
> use our projects source code.
>
>
> ----------- Start Open-Relaty License -------------
>
> Copyright (c) 2003-2005
> Transparent Technologies. All rights reserved.
>
> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without 
> modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are 
> met:
>
> 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, 
> this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright 
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the 
> documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> 3. Neither the name of the Transparent Technologies nor the names of its 
> contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this 
> software without specific prior written permission.
> 4. All websites using Open-Realty must leave the html comment that reads 
> <!--Open-Realty is distributed by Transparent Technologies and is 
> licensed under the Open-Realty License. See 
> http://www.open-realty.org/oslicense.html for more information.--> 
> intact.
>
> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY TRANSPARENT TECHNOLOGIES AND ITS CONTRIBUTORS 
> ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT 
> LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A 
> PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL TRANSPARENT 
> TECHNOLOGIES OR ITS CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, 
> INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT 
> NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, 
> DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY 
> THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT 
> (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF 
> THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
>
>
> ----------- End Open-Relaty License -------------
>
> -- 
> Ryan Bonham
> Transparent Technologies
> ryan@transparent-tech.com
>
>