OVPL summary

Brian Behlendorf brian at collab.net
Wed Sep 14 18:56:00 UTC 2005

On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> Mark Radcliffe wrote:
>> I agree that such differences in rights is not discrimination
>> under the OSD. Many of the existing licenses are not
>> perfectly recipricol.
> As Mark correctly says, many OSI-approved licenses, including the venerable
> MPL and CPL licenses, are not perfectly reciprocal. They grant (or reserve)
> some rights to an initial developer that other licensees don't have.

I'll note the Apache license does as well - no one has rights to use the 
Apache trademark in their derivative works.  While that is leagues 
different than "all your derivative works are belong to us", it's still a 
right reserved for the ID and disproportionate (your patch to our code 
helps make Apache better and builds the brand name you don't have rights 


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