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Maximal: A New Open-Source License...

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Published on 02 May 2012 07:58 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Some user, after having communicated with Richard Stallman, decided to write a new open-source license. This new open-source license is quite simple and is being called Maximal.

Here's the license text by Uwaysi Bin Kareem:
This program, plugin, or function is licenced under the Maximal Opensource Licence. That means that it`s source should always stay open source. And any changes must be available with the branches. And its derivatives can never in anyway be released as closed source.

Authorship can be included, but it is not neccesary. A list of changes by author is though recommended.

After posting it to the Linux kernel mailing list, no one has commented on the Maximal open-source license.

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