[REBOL] Re: Gavin F. MacKenzie's XML files rescued from web archives
From: SunandaDH::aol::com at: 3-Mar-2005 15:42
> Great advice, thanks :-) I changed the author and licensing
Thanks.....the files are now published in the REBOL.org Script Library with
Gavin's name as the author, and the license as "none".
REBOL.org treats a license of "none" to mean "we don't know what the license
is: you'll need to contact the author for clarification."
So the scripts are now published in the Library without taking any rights
away from Gavin.
Of course, he may not want us to publish his work that way.....If he contacts
us, we'll remove it the same day.
That would be a pity -- it's an excellent body of work that (almost) vanished
from sight when his personal website vanished.
I appreciate that the files are available in a ZIP from Andreas' website --
but that is not easy to find. Several people have tried and failed to find
those scripts, and then asked on one of the REBOL forums for a hint.
The scripts are published on REBOL.org with Brian as the owner. An owner, as
far as REBOL.org is concerned, is someone who can update the script -- it does
not imply copyright or any other rights.
If Gavin joins the Library, Brian can drop ownership in favour of Gavin, or
they (and Andreas) could all jointly own the scripts.
Brian's mentioned testing the scripts and, if necessary, publishing updates
and fixes. We may need to tread slightly carefully there as we do not know
Gavin's original licensing conditions -- a derivative work may not be permitted.
I suggest, Brian, you do the testing. And, if changes are needed, we'll have
to try another round of contacting Gavin. If that fails, we'll need to think
These scripts are important, so i am glad that Brian has taken some steps to
make them more generally available. Gavin's rights and intentions are also
important, so it is good that Andreas raised the issues, and that Brian acted
I hate the legal stuff as well -- let's all just try to at with good faith
and common sense; that should avoid most of the pitfalls,