License Committee Report for December 2006
nelson at crynwr.com
Mon Dec 4 21:30:31 UTC 2006
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
Title: TrueCrypt Collective License Version 2.0 (TCCL)
License: in the submission.
License is not reusable.
Andrew Wilson pointed out in:
that they could use an already-approved license for their original code.
All commentators suggest that the licenses should be submitted
separately. Submittor insists that a collective work may not comply
with the OSD even if its individual licenses are compliant.
Recommend: reject even though the license may comply with the OSD.
This license opens up the door for OSI to approve a named license
which consists of a combination of other licenses. Do the Apache
License and the GPL really conflict? Submittor's solution would be
to submit the "Apache GPL Collective License" and see if we approve
it. Repeat for all interesting combinations of licenses.
Title: WhizbangApplicationCompany Public License 1.0
Recommend: no action needed
Title: Generic Attribution Provision
License: in the submission; also here:
Recommend: deferral for more consideration.
Title: Broad Institute Public License (BIPL)
Recommend: deferral because the last message from MIT counsel suggests
that they will resubmit a revised license.
Title: BSD License (with express disclaimer of noninfringement added)
Recommend: No action needed because they are using BSD license.
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