APL license - What about the enforced logos?

Nicholas Goodman ngoodman at bayontechnologies.com
Mon Nov 13 16:54:43 UTC 2006

I see no need to duplicate work if they are timely (these license have
been out there for more than a year).

When will they submit?


On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 09:25 -0700, Matt Asay wrote:

> You can submit one, Nick, but be advised that one of the companies
> currently using an attribution license is planning to submit theirs.
>  So, you may just want to wait (though I like the title of yours :-).
> ______________________________________________________________________
> From: Nicholas Goodman <ngoodman at bayontechnologies.com>
> Reply-To: <ngoodman at bayontechnologies.com>
> Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 08:18:32 -0800
> To: David Woolley <david at djwhome.demon.co.uk>
> Cc: <license-discuss at opensource.org>
> Subject: Re: APL license - What about the enforced logos?
> There are several licenses which use this Exhibit B all claiming to be
> open source companies, products, etc.  None of them have submitted
> their licenses for approval to my knowledge.  Is it possible to submit
> their license on their behalf so there can be an actual determination?
> If not, can I submit my own license?  Ie, just like they all use the
> same Exhibit B template can I submit a license
> "ForcedAttributionCompany Public License" with the Exhibit B for
> determination? 
> IMHO, they are not.  There is a very broad audience now buying into
> these "apps" as open source; these additions to the open source
> community are not as educated as those on the infrastructure side.  It
> seems the very people that could use an OSI service most (newbie open
> source USERs) would benefit greatly from a determination from OSI on
> the Exhibit B's of the world.
> Please let me know if I can prepare a license for submission
> "ForcedAttributionCompany Public License."  I know it is strange to
> submit a license with an expectation it be rejected but the outcome
> remains just as important (determining if Exhibit B meets OSD or not).
> Kind Regards,
> Nick

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