If you publish *any* part of dikumud, we as creators must appear in the
article, and the article must be clearly copyrighted subject to this
license. Before publishing you must first send us a message, by
snail-mail or e-mail, and inform us what, where and when you are
publishing (remember to include your address, name etc.)
The Diku license grants you the permission to redistribute,
In order to use SMAUG you must follow the Diku license and our license. The
exact terms of the Diku license are in the file 'license.diku'. A summary of
these terms is:
The smaug license grants you the same basic rights as the diku license and extents on it somewhat. So no one has to ask anyone permission to do anything because the licenses grants it already. What asking does however, in the FUSS example and also in regards to asking for rights to redistribute as part of a base the work of a snippet author, is create a contract between the 2 parties. A contract exists when there is negotiation and agreement between 2 parties. There does not have to be a signature or a written contract, verbal contracts are well supported by most civilized nations.
People already know what i think of licenses in general, they are a joke and a create a world of hypothetical situations that we waste our time arguing over. Heck I revoked license on samson and yet in the light of much other discussion that i have read, i doubt that i even have the legal right to do so.
I for one much prefer to work in the world of contracts. I deal with them every single day and you always know where you stand, and if someone screws you over you can sue their asses off for breach of contract or failure to deliver or a great many other laws that we know the outcomes from.
Im sure that someone out there can contractualize the use of snippets, because i know not everyone wants to public domain their code work, a simple click through would do it, this give the user of the snippet certainty of use and for the writer of the snippet real recourse through tried and tested contract laws that have been tested in places other then the court of public opinion.