FLOSS End-User License Notice

By Hal Canary, 2008-09-21 19:24:34 (link)

The whole Mozilla/EULA controversy gave me some thought about what FLOSS should have instead of a EULA.

Free, Libre and Open-Source Software End-User License Notice

<one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.>
Copyright (C) <year> <name of author>

You are free to run this program for any purpose. You are free to study and modify this program.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it or modified versions of it under the terms of <name of license agreement>.

<optional><program name> is a trademark of <authors>. See [hyperlink: our trademark policy] for more information.</optional>

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the <name of license agreement> for more details.

[hyperlink: read license agreement]


Most importantly, it lacks an "I agree" button, under the theory that you only have to agree to the license if you want to redistribute.