Legal soundness comes to open source distribution
nelson at crynwr.com
Fri Aug 2 14:57:01 UTC 2002
Michael St . Hippolyte writes:
> On 2002.08.01 23:18 Russell Nelson wrote:
> > At the July OSI board meeting last week, we approved the Academic Free
> > License (think MIT/BSD/X11/Apache with a patent grant) and we sent
> > four licenses back for reconsideration.
> As someone who has submitted a license (the Bento Poetic License), is
> there any way for me to find out whether the license was sent back for
> reconsideration, rejected outright, or not even considered?
Sorry, I hadn't yet gotten around to it. Yes, your license is being
sent back for reconsideration. The license is approvable, but we are
concerned that you may be acting under a misunderstanding of trademark
law and as such the license may not serve your purpose. The board
recommends that you consider obtaining legal advice before
resubmitting this license.
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