please discuss EU DataGrid
prabhaka at apple.com
Tue Sep 30 16:36:37 UTC 2003
I finally looked at the license. As far as I can tell, it was pretty
generic. The only unusual claim I could find was:
However, if you publish or distribute your modifications, enhancements
or derivative works without contemporaneously requiring users to enter
into a separate written license agreement, then you are deemed to have
granted participants in the EU DataGrid a worldwide, non-exclusive,
royalty-free, perpetual license to install, use, reproduce, display,
modify, redistribute and sub-license your modifications, enhancements
or derivative works, whether in binary or source code form, under the
license conditions stated in this list of conditions.
I have no idea if this is legally coherent, but I don't see anything
here that would create an OSD conflict, since other OSI licenses seem
to automatically require similar things, just without the "separate
written license agreement" escape clause.
-- Ernie P.
On Sep 26, 2003, at 12:32 PM, Russell Nelson wrote:
> This license has been sitting around for over a month, and nobody has
> said anything. Maybe it's because it's obviously open source, but as
> committee members, I'd like to hear it explicitly from your mouths (or
> keyboards rather) to report back to the board.
> It's actually a fairly interesting license. It's very like the
> modified BSD license in that you can do anything you want including
> relicense. Where it gets interesting is that if you publish changes
> and DON'T require a written license for your derivative work, you are
> granting a license back to the original licensor. This is a neat
> variant on the original APSL's intent of "If you deploy, you must
> publish and tell us." It says "If you publish without instructions to
> the contrary, we get a license." I think the FSF will consider this a
> free software license as well.
> Anyway, could I hear some discussion of it?
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