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A New License

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When I had originally written the SkyGPL license, my intent was to allow people to do all kinds of cool, creative things with my scripts, while still allowing me some sort of ownership and credit for my own work. That has been more or less the case.

However, today I was going through the licenses available from Creative Commons, and I’ve decided to drop the SkyGPL all-together. All of my scripts will soon be re-licensed under either the Attribution License, Attribution-ShareAlike License, or the Attribution-NonCommercial License. I’ve found that these licenses are more specific and less restrictive than my own, so I’d highly doubt that anyone will have a problem with it.

The first script to take on a new license will be SimplePie 0.95, once it comes out of Beta. Although previous versions (0.94 and older) are not bound by this license, newer versions will be. I don’t think that it’ll make much difference to anyone who’s already using SimplePie, but if you’re unsure if this affects you at all, drop me a line, and we’ll see what we can work out.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.