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

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .