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Re: [kDev] License of responsibility...
Hi there All,
If you are interested in coding for kendraProject then it's really
important that you keep up with ideas about the software license. Dave
Cridland asked about licenses so I think this is now timely to discuss.
What follows is a proposal and needs your comments...
From discussions it seems that kendraFoundation should own all code
created within these project walls and then license it out using a free
(open source) software license.
*Before* you read on make sure you read this introduction as it
explains where I'm coming from:
A note on branding (as suggest by Ben Laurie of The Apache Software
Foundation last year): keep "kendra" in the name of all products. Ben
said he had seen many problems arising from naming different
deliverables of the Apache project with unrelated titles. Problems
mostly to do with brand recognition and trademarking. Hence my writing
kendraInitiative, kendraTools, etc. No one has yet commented on it so I
So, continuing thoughts on the license of responsibility (note this is
all just draft copy at the moment and needs your comments). I thought
about calling it LOR or KLOR. Then Ann Harris (yes, my Mum gets credit
too! ;-) came up with LORE - as in "Knowledge acquired through
education or experience". Which kind of fits as you'll see. So, perhaps
the way to write it is kendraLore...
kendraLore - Kendra License Of Responsibility
Copyright (c) 2003, kendraFoundation
All rights reserved.
This is a tool to bring dreams to reality. This is a methodology. It's
a way of doing and thinking about something. It does not purport to be
a statement of "fact" or "truth" or "what's really out there". Use it
if it works for you. If it doesn't work for you then bad luck, keep
looking. It's just a suggestion.
Everything you do and say changes the world to some degree and so plays
its part in creating the current state of the world. If you have
dreams, mission and/or goals then everything you do and say takes you
closer to or further away from them. You are constantly deciding what
you say and do - that includes what you do not say and do not do. You
are responsible for these decisions and, hence, for what you say and
do. Hence, you are, to some degree, responsible for creating the
current state of the world.
In order to realise and create your dream/mission/goal you must take a
first step (one of many) towards it. To step to somewhere (different
from where you are now) you have to step from somewhere (where you are
now). To deny yourself as having created where you are now will deny
yourself the ability to create your next step towards your goal. Or, to
put it another way, if you can't take responsibility for where you are
now then you'll never be able to take responsibility for wherever you
go. Or, to put it another way, if you want something to happen then
make it happen and don't go blaming other people for reasons why your
dream is not currently manifested.
By using this software you may want to acknowledge that you have fully
understood and really thought about, to the best of your ability, the
words contained in this license. And that means that you may have an
opinion about it.
If a legal entity can hope then kendraFoundation hopes that whatever
you do with this software may it assist you in creating/realising your
own vision/dream of the world.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted with no requirements/restrictions placed on
you. Have fun! ;-)
This software is provided by kendraFoundation "as is" and any express
or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are
disclaimed. In no event shall kendraFoundation be liable for any
direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential
damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods
or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption)
however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract,
strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising
in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the
possibility of such damage.
This text contained herein is licensed under the terms of kendraLore.
Before we go live, we'll submit kendraLore to FSF/GNU and OSI for
On Thursday, February 6, 2003, at 11:21 am, Daniel Harris wrote:
Thinking logically about this. How is Kendra going to come about?
Kendra will come about when enough people *will* it to happen. Most
people want it to happen but many say it's not possible because *other
people* will never agree to it or wont make the effort to make it