License Committee Report v2
nelson at crynwr.com
Thu Apr 15 03:26:30 UTC 2004
[ note the addition of the Adaptive Public License at the end. There
have STILL not been sufficient comments on the Adaptive Public
License. -russ ]
I'm the chair of the license approval committee. This is my report
for the current set of licenses under discussion. If anybody
disagrees with my assessment of the committee's conclusions, say so
Restricts license termination to only if the original work is alleged
to infringe a patent.
Title: OSL/AFL version 2.1 submitted for approval
John Cowan gives it the thumbs up with no comments.
The redline is at www.rosenlaw.com/osl2.1-redline.pdf
There is much discussion spent deciding whether NASA can copyright
software at all. The license itself says that no copyright is claimed
in the United States.
Title: NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA) version 1.3
John Cowan did a complete re-review of it and found that the
previous concerns had been addressed.
The author wants to control software which is merely written to work
in conjunction with this software.
Title: Open Project Public License (OPPL)
John Cowan is not enthusiastic about it.
Neither is Alex Rousskov.
Recommend: turn it down.
Title: Eclipse Public License - v 1.0
Ernie and Rod both point out that since the only change is removing
the patent termination, that that doesn't affect its compliance
Unfortunately, even after two tries there have been insufficient
comments on the Adaptive Public License. Maybe the third's the charm?
Title: Adaptive Public License
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