For Approval: TrueCrypt Collective License Version 2.0
counsel at truecrypt.org
Wed Jul 12 16:11:33 UTC 2006
Matthew Seth Flaschen wrote:
> Obviously, you could not claim specifically that, but you could claim
> the program was distributed under OSI-certified licenses, and thus in
> whole is OSI-certified.
In our opinion, we cannot safely assume that several OSI-certified
licenses merged into a single compound license will automatically
create a OSI-certified license. Theoretically, interaction between the
licenses could cause the compound license to be non-compliant in some
respect. Therefore, we believe we need OSI approval of the compound
license as a whole, so that the interaction between the component
licenses and the definition of the phrase "component license" are
approved as well.
Thank you very much for your comments.
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