[SDL] Proposed wiki license
bob at pendleton.com
Tue Aug 24 14:16:28 PDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 15:52, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 09:10:20AM -0500, Bob Pendleton wrote:
> > After what Sam said about it being public domain, I put up the following
> > license text at http://www.libsdl.org/cgi/docwiki.cgi/WikiLicense
> Okay. It may be worth adding a redundant note that, since the SDL itself
> is not public domain, you may not post code snippets from the SDL onto the
> wiki (eg. "here's where the windx5 and windib drivers handle this
> differently ..."). It's redundant, but may not be obvious to a casual
Good point, I thought that was covered under the clause about not
posting copyright materials to which you do not own the copyright.
> > > By posting to the http://libsdl.org wiki you are placing your posting
> > > in the public domain. That is, you are giving everyone the right to do
> > > what they will with your posting.
> > >
> > > You agree to take full responsibility for your postings. By posting
> > > here you are certifying that you have the legal right to post what
> > > your are posting, and, that you take full legal responsibility for
> > > what you write.
> I can't speak about enforcability--I don't really know anything about
> it. I'll only point out my impression: saying "by doing this and that,
> you agree to this and that" doesn't seem binding; I can say "no I don't!"
> (By replying this message, you agree to send me a pizza. Oops, I guess
> that's just a false assertion. :) It's just an impression, though, and
> I wouldn't know how to fix it, so I'll leave it at that.
It may or may not be enforceable. IANAL. Nor am I a court of law. But
people know what it means and they generally will comply with what they
> > > Posting of spam, unauthorized advertising, hate speech, pornography,
> > > obscenity, copyright materials for which you do not own the copyright,
> > > stolen property, any material that is illegal, or anything not related
> > > to SDL may result in immediate loss of posting privileges.
> If all posted materials are released into the public domain, then you
> can simplify to "... copyrighted materials". If you release a work into
> the public domain, you're giving up your copyright; it's no longer
> copyrighted material. (At least, that's my understanding.)
Yes, that is redundant, but I want to make it clear that can post
copyright material that you own.
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