Subject: for discussion: Mixed Pickles License 1.0
From: Bernhard Fastenrath <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 15:17:30 +0100

Rational: This license tries to make it easy to
distribute source trees based on different open
source licensing schemes. Since the number of
receivers of such a source tree who need to
modify and redistribute such a source tree is low
compared to the number of receivers who are just
going to use the software for their own use the
problem of verifying the individual licenses can
be delegated to the person who wants to modify
the code base.

Example: If I write GPL code myself and merge it
with non-GPL code the resulting source tree may
be in violation of the GPL as long as the author
does not grant an exception. Since I personally
prefer to write GPLed code but I also like to
include non-GPL code the resulting code base
cannot be modified and distributed by another
party without violating the GPL.

The primary goal of this license is not to prevent
further modification but to make it easy to assemble
open source bits and pieces from different sources
and to place the burden of verifying the licenses in
case of further modifications on the person desiring
to do so. This appears to be more desirable than
using a non-GPL license for code written for the
project itself. A modified work based on the project
may be forced to rewrite a part of the code base,
similar to the rewrite of BSD code for the
4.4BSD-Lite code base

Mixed Pickles License 1.0

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
individual license headers contained in each source file,
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. This license makes no guarantees about the nature
of the individual licenses contained in each source file
except that all licenses are open source licenses as defined
by the open source initiative (OSI) and the author has the
right to distribute this code base. It is your own
obligation to verify if this applies to you as well.