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« on: August 25, 2007, 09:37:18 »

I'm not familiar with CC US Licenses... "Reuse is governed by the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution US License". What does it mean? Can I use PureMVC in commercial projects without any restrictions? I would like to use PureMVC for my next AS3 project, which is a commercial, Flash based web application...
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 02:43:03 »

Go for it!

The only real thing that I am asking you to do is if you distribute the source code for PureMVC, in its original or a modified form, then you must leave in the attribution that you see in each class:

/*
 PureMVC - Copyright(c) 2006, 2007 FutureScale, Inc., Some rights reserved.
 Your reuse is governed by the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License
*/

You may add your own statements, but that's it; nothing more to be concerned about.

If you're making a commercial application based on the framework and the source code itself is not part of the package, (which is most likely the case), then you need not include any attribution at all.

This is an open-source framework. The fact that there aren't a bunch of people working on it and that the development phase of the project is over with no future expansion plans doesn't matter. It's open source, do with it what you will.

-=Cliff>
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007, 12:48:15 »

Cliff, thanks for your detailed information - it sounds great :)

P.S. When I finish the project, I'll post the link to the app ;)

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2007, 07:27:04 »

As promised I have added a new post about the project mentioned above.

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008, 07:00:52 »

Hi,

Is it possible to get PureMVC dual licensed under the MIT or new BSD license as well as the existing creative commons one?

I was just about to start an entry for the EBay Widget Buildoff (http://ebay.promotionexpert.com/widget_build_off_contest/) but the rules contain this clause:

Widget may not incorporate any open source code except for Adobe Flex under the MPL license, or any open source under MIT or new BSD license in addition to source code published by eBay under CDD license

Which would mean that I couldn't use PureMVC. Which would suck because I've used it on all my recent projects and would be gutted to have to not use it...

EBay have already changed their rules once to be a bit more inclusive on what open source code they allow to be used (see http://dougmccune.com/blog/2008/01/29/ebay-widget-contest-rules-change-for-flex-developers/) so I don't think there is much chance of getting them to change again...

Cheers,

Kelvin :)
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008, 07:28:35 »

Hi Kelvin,

That really stinks. There is nothing in the CC license that should cause any issues at all. The only thing it really says if your going to redistibute the source to PureMVC you have to leave in the attribution in the code. And building a Flex app using the swc file, you only need include the license.txt file.

Unfortunately, I can't just arbitrarily change the license base on eBays odd contest rule. But I will contact eBay directly about this to see if anything can be done.

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008, 06:50:42 »

Hi Cliff,

Thanks for the response. I totally understand you not wanting to change the license just to accommodate E Bay's rather strange rules. I think the rules were set for simplicity by the legal team rather than maliciously to exclude perfectly fine open source licenses. I've also raised the point with ebay on their developers blog (comment currently awaiting moderation):

http://developer.ebay.com/community/blog/article/Default.aspx?category=Blog.Developer&name=http%3a%2f%2febaydeveloper.typepad.com%2fdev%2f2008%2f01%2fwidget-build-of.html

Cheers,

Kelvin :)
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