Here you go!
Now you will know what "Original Software" is.
1.10. "Original Software" means the Source Code and Executable form of computer software code that is originally released under this License.
"computer software code"?
Do you know what "conmputer software code" is?
You have to know what it is before you read this License.
Because in this License there is no difinition provided for "computer software code."
If you are not dealing with computer software code and you don't know what computer software code is, forget about it.
Forget about this License, the CDDL. You will never understand it.
Good bye, Au Revoir, Bon Voyage! :)
1.9. "Modifications" means the Source Code and Executable form of any of the following:
A. Any file that results from an addition to, deletion from or modification of the contents of a file containing Original Software or previous Modifications;
B. Any new file that contains any part of the Original Software or previous Modification; or
C. Any new file that is contributed or otherwise made available under the terms of this License.
There is a file containing Original Software or previous Modifications.
If you add someting to the contents of the file, you have created Modifications.
If you delete someting from the contents of the file, you have created Modifications.
If you make modification of the contents of the file, you have created Modifications.
If you created a new file that contains any part of the Original Software or previous Modification, it is Modifications.
If you created a new file that is contributed under the terms of CDDL, it is Modifications.
If you created a new file that is made available under the terms of CDDL, it is Modifications.
1.8 is one of the most difficult parts of the CDDL, I think.
1.8. "Licensable" means having the right to grant, to the maximum extent possible, whether at the time of the initial grant or subsequently acquired, any and all of the rights conveyed herein.
I could not find "Licensable" in my thickest English-Japanese dictionary.
If you google, "Licensable" hits about 138,000. It may be popular in the Software World.
If you are Licensable, you have the right to grant rights.
- What rights?
-- Any and all of the rights conveyed by this document, the License, CDDL.
- How much?
-- To the maximum extent possible.
-- At the time of the initial grant.
-- At the time of the grant subsequently acquired.
He said, "Does this mean we don't believe in the GPL? Absolutely Not. We're one of the most prolific contributors of code under a GPL license (remember, we delivered Project Looking Glass and OpenOffice under it)."
A Japanese reads English very slow.
It is very difficult for me to see the structure of an English sentence first.
Now CDDL 1.2.
Suppose you are a Contributor.
In my understanding, Contributor Version is the combination of 3 things, Original Software, prior Modifications made by other Contributors (if any) and Modification made by you.
You will find definitions for "Original Software" and "Modification" later :)