InfoWorld: Pentaho opens up further (Exhibit B to real MPL)

Brian Behlendorf brian at
Wed Jan 31 03:57:24 UTC 2007

On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Radcliffe, Mark wrote:
> Since I assisted Ross with the submission to OSI, I think the list
> should be aware that the submission was meant to get an attribution
> provision approved that would work in a variety of circumstances to
> avoid numerous licenses with slightly different "attribution"
> provisions. Our goal was to get a standard approach rather than having
> each company submit a different version of attribution (please note that
> the SugarCRM attribution provision varies from Zimbra attribution
> provision).

I think the idea of a combinatorical set of license terms for Open Source 
is a good one, and should be pursued, but not piecemeal.  Instead it 
should be done as a set, like the Creative Commons did.  Might even be 
worth asking how much of CC's templates and modules could be re-used for 
such an effort.


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