For Approval: Open Source Software Alliance License

Andy Tai lichengtai at
Thu Sep 25 00:04:31 UTC 2003

For your purpose, the BSD or the MIT license is better
than the OSSAL, which impose on businesses the burden
of not being able to use GPL code for their purposes.

Hopefully you will not force the FreeBSD project to
adapt your license.

--- Sean Chittenden <sean at> wrote:
> The Open Source Software Alliance (hereafter
> known as "OSSAL"), is
> designed to be a business friendly Open Source
> Software license that
> encourages businesses to release or make use of
> OSSAL software (OSSAL
> is a BSDL-like license).  The intent of OSSAL is
> akin to the phrase,
> "if you scratch my back, I'll scratch your back." ...
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