[antlr-interest] ANTLR Rights and Open Source issues
Smith, Eric V.
ericsmith at windsor.com
Tue Jan 22 12:40:26 PST 2002
How about a BSD style license, for example:
I couldn't find the "rights" section on antlr.org after a brief search, but
I suspect that the BSD license agrees. If not, my apologies.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lgcraymer [mailto:lgc at mail1.jpl.nasa.gov]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 3:05 PM
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> Subject: [antlr-interest] ANTLR Rights and Open Source issues
> I've finished my tree grammar generator extension to ANTLR and Ter
> and I have been talking about getting that and the tree rewrite
> support into a 2.8 release, possibly along with a code
> generator-generator module that Ter has been thinking about. I'll
> say more about this in a separate message.
> The problem that Ter and I are grappling with at the moment is the
> release conditions. JPL has a fairly liberal Open Source policy, but
> will not release into the public domain (no legal protection against
> liability claims, and no desire to waive copyright protection). Ter's
> view, which I tend to agree with, is that Open Source should be "open
> source" and usable without restriction (except possibly to give
> proper credit to developers) in commercial products. Thus the "ANTLR
> Rights" manifesto to be found on the antlr.org site.
> Ter is willing to put ANTLR under Open Source license, provided that
> 1.) it doesn't add to the hassles of distributing ANTLR, and
> 2.) it doesn't compromise the intent of the "Rights" declaration.
> The GNU licenses do not support the intent of the "Rights"
> declaration. Can anyone point us to a good alternative license which
> preserves the "Rights" intent? Also, does anyone else have comments
> on the general release policy?
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