This is first draft for license for Fresh. It's a little modified version of "Artistic license"
Any opinion is highly welcomed:



The Fresh Artistic License

Preamble

The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a
Package may be copied, such that the Copyright Holder maintains some
semblance of artistic control over the development of the package,
while giving the users of the package the right to use and distribute
the Package in a more-or-less customary fashion, plus the right to make
reasonable modifications.

Definitions:

* "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the
Copyright Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files
created through textual modification.
* "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been
modified, or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of
the Copyright Holder.
* "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the copyright or
copyrights for the package.
* "You" is you, if you're thinking about copying or distributing
this Package.
* "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify on the basis
of media cost, duplication charges, time of people involved, and
so on. (You will not be required to justify it to the Copyright
Holder, but only to the computing community at large as a market
that must bear the fee.)
* "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for the item
itself, though there may be fees involved in handling the item.
It also means that recipients of the item may redistribute it
under the same conditions they received it.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
FASM compiler itself, which is integral part of this package is
distributed under different license. All source files of FASM
compiler are separated in "source\fasm\" directory. Please read and
apply "source\fasm\license.txt" for FASM license.

1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the
Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided that
you duplicate all of the original copyright notices and associated
disclaimers.

2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications
derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright Holder.
A Package modified in such a way shall still be considered the
Standard Version.

3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way,
provided that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file
stating how and when you changed that file, and provided that you do
at least ONE of the following:

a) place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise make
them Freely Available, such as by posting said modifications to
Usenet or an equivalent medium, or placing the modifications on
a major archive site such as ftp.uu.net, or by allowing the
Copyright Holder to include your modifications in the Standard
Version of the Package.

b) use the modified Package only within your corporation or
organization.

c) rename any non-standard executables so the names do not conflict
with standard executables, which must also be provided, and
provide a separate manual page for each non-standard executable
that clearly documents how it differs from the Standard Version.

d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

4. You may distribute the programs of this Package in object code or
executable form, provided that you do at least ONE of the following:

a) distribute a Standard Version of the executables and library
files, together with instructions ( in the manual page or
equivalent) on where to get the Standard Version.

b) accompany the distribution with the machine-readable source of
the Package with your modifications.

c) accompany any non-standard executables with their corresponding
Standard Version executables, giving the non-standard
executables non-standard names, and clearly documenting the
differences in manual pages (or equivalent), together with
instructions on where to get the Standard Version.

d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of this
Package. You may charge any fee you choose for support of this
Package. You may not charge a fee for this Package itself. However,
you may distribute this Package in aggregate with other (possibly
commercial) programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial)
software distribution provided that you do not advertise this
Package as a product of your own.

6. The executable and library files supplied as input to or produced as
output from the programs of this Package do not automatically fall
under the copyright of this Package, but belong to whomever
generated them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated
with this Package.

7. You may not use this package, nor files created as output from this
package, nor products derived from this package for producing,
distrubuting or in any way contribute to the creation or
distribution of "unwanted advertisement" (known as SPAM).

8. The name of the Copyright Holder may not be used to endorse or
promote products derived from this software without specific prior
written permission.

9. THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

The End
Posted on 2003-09-13 11:23:07 by JohnFound
There seems to be a loophole where by if I were to make a modification, release it into the public domain and then retrive it back and apply it to an unmodified version then my new modified version would count as the Standard Package.

Perhaps though since the modification was released you don't mind this.
Posted on 2003-09-13 11:46:26 by Eóin
Hi E?in.

Hm, actually I didn't understand your attitude. Can you describe it in details, please?
Posted on 2003-09-13 12:16:13 by JohnFound
My point was only that you state the Standard Version is basically the one the origional Copyright holder controls i.e the copyright holder has written the orgional version, and writes or at least approves any modifications to it. At least that my understanding from;
Definitions:

* [...]
* "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been
modified, or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of
the Copyright Holder.

[...]

2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications
derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright Holder.
A Package modified in such a way shall still be considered the
Standard Version.
But in point 2 you also allow the public domain to be a source of modifications which effectively reads as being "in accordance with the wishes of the Copyright Holder".

By simple abuse of uploading and downloading any changes one may make, you could end up with a modified, unapproved version counting as the standard.

As for attitude, I don't follow you there, I'm only trying to help :) .
Posted on 2003-09-14 07:22:35 by Eóin
Hi, E?in.

Yea, I understand now. As far as I understanding the text, this is only for bug fixes, patches etc. Maybe here I must write it more clear:

2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications
derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright Holder
and aproved by the Copiright holder.
A Package modified in such a way shall still be considered the
Standard Version.


About "attitude" and "follow" words - my dictionary gives 2 meanings each. :) The second meaning is not very "friendly". But I ever use "follow" in the meaning "the student follows the teachers way" and "attitude" as in "My attitude is that this is great."

Oh, that english... ;) ;) ;)

regards.
Posted on 2003-09-14 08:33:26 by JohnFound
English is awkard that way :) no worries. My recommended phrasing of point 2 would be;

2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications from the Copyright Holder or those derived from the Public Domain and approved by the Copyright Holder. A Package modified in such a way shall still be considered the Standard Version.

I think that still keeps thing flexible while removing room for abuse.
Posted on 2003-09-14 22:25:06 by Eóin
Hi, E?in.

I am absolutely agree.

Regards.
Posted on 2003-09-15 01:28:00 by JohnFound