[License-discuss] license for code used for scientific results?
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Mon Apr 30 18:23:50 UTC 2012
Tzeng, Nigel H. scripsit:
> IMHO you are better served to release under a permissive license and build
> a community that encourages sharing than attempt to force sharing.
In general I agree, but having a mandatory-sharing license can actually
work to the advantage of investigators. They can say to their bosses,
"Look, I can modify this code at a cost of $X, and we have to make the
modified version available. Or I can develop my own code at a cost of
$Y >> $X. You pick."
> Regarding your desire for an OSI approved license that meets your
> criteria...I pretty sure it doesn't exist.
Yes, it would violate the OSD's anti-discrimination rules.
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