For Approval: MindTree Public License
prabhaka at apple.com
Thu Oct 6 14:03:11 UTC 2005
Since I (like many list members) are busy (well, lazy :-) could you
please provide more background? In particular:
On Oct 5, 2005, at 9:54 PM, Shahnawaz Khan wrote:
> There is no OSI certified license that is similar to proposed
> MindTree Public License.
Huh? That's a very strong statement. Could you at least tell us how
it relates to other licenses? For example:
a) Is it copyleft? How much?
b) How does your patent termination clause compare to others?
c) Did you look at any other licenses when writing this?
> We want to distribute MindTree IP in OpenSource under our own Open
> Source compliant license. This license will be specific to IP
> developed by MindTree.
Um, why? What specific business needs were you pursuing that could
not be addressed by existing licenses?
> Software distributed under MindTree Public License can be used
> with other OSI certified licenses. Derivative works for software
> released under MindTree Public License would need to be released
> under MindTree Public License.
Um, what does that statement mean? For example, based on the second
sentence, it doesn't sound like you're compatible with the GPL, so I
don't know how to interpret the first sentence.
> MindTree Public License is attached with this email.
A couple drafting notes:
a) Please, do *not* call your license MPL. That name's already
taken. :-) How about MTPL?
b) Why are the definitions at the end?
c) "Confusingly similar" seems a very strange term to have in a
- Ernie P.
> Shahnawaz Khan
> <MindTree Public License.txt>
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