Hey Ingo, On 5/14/07, Ingo Weinhold <bonefish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You are misinformed in this respect. The distribution guidelines we'll soon publish (I believe they have not been "leaked" yet) don't affect the rights granted by the MIT license. They only concern Haiku trademarks use. There's no intention to change the source code license or restrict it by other means.
Like i said in a previous email, i'm not a lawyer. :-) However, it seems to me that those guidelines, as restrictions, are not compatible with the MIT license. Under the MIT license i may use all of the code as it is mostly as i please. However, if you say that the Haiku name may not be used to endorse my derivative work, this conflicts with the MIT license as a whole, it is a restriction. The most simple example is 'About Haiku', which includes the trademarks and is licensed under MIT. Look at the Mozilla Foundation and Firefox, they have similar restrictions regarding trademark usage which are reflected in the license. Anyway, i might be wrong on this, i'm not sure what kind of legal advice you guys did get, i'm only reading licenses here. :-) Hugo