Status of ACE License Submission

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at
Sun Sep 18 14:42:22 UTC 2005

Hi Alex,

> >    Can someone send me a URL for the New BSD License?  As long as it
> > says the same things I don't have a problem with using it.  However, we
> > still need to add some other things to the DOC license to cover certain
> > things that are important to the legal departments at Vandrbilt, et
> > al. (such as making it explicit that Vanderbilt assumes no liability for
> > anything that goes awry when using this software).  I assume this isn't
> > an issue, right?
> It's at:
> I'm afraid if you add stuff, it's then not an OSI-approved license.
> But the BSD license already contains a warranty disclaimer. Hopefully
> that will be good enough.

Unfortunately, the Vanderbilt University, Washington University, and UC
Irvine lawyers asked us to explicitly mention some things in the license

so we can't change that.  Given the large number of non-BSD licenses
listed at

and the fact that we already modified the DOC group license in response
to feedback from you folks it seems odd that you're taking such a
restricted view.  If there are specific things in the current DOC group
license that are showstoppers please let me know.



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