Subject: For Approval: Open Project Public License (OPPL)
From: Larry Masters <>
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 18:13:52 -0600

I would like to submit the Open Project Public License (OPPL) for OSI 

This license is based on the QPL license with changes to allow 
distribution of combined application and other modifications noted below.

This license applies to any software containing a notice placed by the 
copyright holder saying that it may be distributed under the terms of 
the Open Project Public License (OPPL) version 1.0 or above. Such 
software is herein referred to as the Software. This license covers 
modification and distribution of the Software or components of the 
Software, use of third-party application programs based on the Software 
or components of the Software, third-party applications that interact 
with this software and development of free software which uses the 
Software or components of the Software.

1. You are granted the non-exclusive rights set forth in this license 
provided you agree to and comply with any and all conditions in this 
license. Whole or partial distribution of the Software, items that link 
with the Software, items that link with a component of the Software, or 
items that interact with any portion of the Software in any form 
signifies acceptance of this license.

2. Same as QPL license

3. Remove "in a form that is separate from the Software, such as patches"

    a. Same as QPL
    b. Same as QPL
Added sub section c.
    c. When modifications to the Software are released any files 
modified must carry prominent notices stating that you changed the files 
and the date of any change.

Section 4 unchanged.

5. You may use the original or modified versions of the Software to 
link, run, or interact in anyway with application programs or components 
legally developed by you or by others.

6. You may develop application programs, reusable components and other 
software items that link or interact with the original or modified 
versions of the Software or other reusable components of the Software. 
These items, when distributed, are subject to the following requirements:

    subsections a b and c unchanged.

Sections 7 and 8: verbatim of the GPL License Sections 11 and 12


Section 9: modified version of Section 11 of the Mozilla Public License 
to name venue for any disputes arising from license.(State and Court 
district changed)

License is viewable online:

Thank you in advance,

Larry E. Masters

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