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Re: [Scheme-reports] Unclear word in license grant

On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:28:03 +0700 Musical Notation
<musicdenotation@x> wrote:
> "We intend this report to belong to the entire Scheme community,
> and so we grant permission to copy it in whole or in part without
> fee."
> Does that mean that permissions are granted without fee, or that
> permissions are granted to distribute for free but not to
> distribute commercially?

My problem with the license is straightforward: if I write a new
document incorporating parts of the Scheme report, it is now a
derived work. What license may I put on this derived work? I have no
idea, because the license of the original work is completely unclear.

I realize what the intent is, but in practice what the license does
is make it difficult to do what is intended, that is, to re-use the
language in the document.

Perry E. Metzger		perry@x

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