InfoWorld: Pentaho opens up further (Exhibit B to real MPL)
Mark.Radcliffe at dlapiper.com
Wed Jan 31 08:24:09 UTC 2007
From: Rick Moen [mailto:rick at linuxmafia.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 5:26 PM
To: license-discuss at opensource.org
Subject: Re: InfoWorld: Pentaho opens up further (Exhibit B to real MPL)
Mr. Radcliffe, thank you for contributing.
Quoting Radcliffe, Mark (Mark.Radcliffe at dlapiper.com):
> The submission will include significant additional changes to
> attribution provision to reflect the other concerns expressed on the
> list. The summary on buni.org was particularly helpful in focusing us
> the problems with GAP and we want to thank those who contributed to
OSI President Michael Tiemann also had some contructive suggestions,
which I commend to your attention:
We will also ensure that these issues are addressed.
> The reason that neither Socialtext nor the other companies have
> the draft attribution provision is that they do not want to repeatedly
> change their license.
Since you're talking to Ross and the other people at Socialtext, you
might remind them of Ross's promise to change the erroneous claim on
their wiki (http://www.socialtext.net/stoss/index.cgi?why_the_appendix)
asserting that they've submitted Socialtext Public License's attribution
clause to OSI for approval, when obviously they never have.
Eight days ago, Ross said he'd fix that:
However, he hasn't yet.
I have reminded Ross about this commitment
> I think that it might be useful to correct some mistakes about my role
> in OSI and attribution:
> 1. I advised SugarCRM on its attribution provision which was released
> October 2004. This date was prior to my consideration to be General
> Counsel of the OSI. I first applied to be General Counsel in December,
> 2004 and was appointed in January 2005.
> 2. I am not an officer of OSI and OSI has never taken a position on
> attribution so it is incorrect to suggest that my advice on
> is inconsistent with OSI's position. In particular, the AAL had
> been adopted before I became the General Counsel so OSI had already
> approved an attribution based license. I have been very open with the
> Board from the beginning about my role in developing attribution and
> belief that it is consistent with the OSD.
> 3. The services I provide to OSI and my work as Chair of Committee C
> reviewing the GPLv3 are provided pro bono. In other words, for free.
> fact, my law firm has provided over $100,000 in legal services at no
> charge to the open source community through our work with the OSI and
> the FSF.
Speaking for myself, I never made the above assertions about you -- but
I do have two questions on related matters, since you're here:
In http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=4124 and
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/index.php?p=3430, reporter David Berlind says
"Radcliffe has also authored some of these [Exhibit B] licenses", and
"has also served as legal counsel to the companies coming up with these
hybrid licenses." Is that correct?
As I mentioned above, I served as counsel for SugarCRM in developing the
attribution provision prior to becoming GC of OSI. After becoming GC, I
provide essentially the same advice to the following companies: Zimbra,
Qlusters, Terracotta, Mulesource and Jitterbit. I don't represent Scalix
or Alfresco. I also represent open source companies such as Hyperic and
Compiere which use the GPL.
Would you mind letting the mailing list know which MPL 1.1 + Exhibit B
licences (if any) you've had a part in drafting, and which (if any) of
those firms you've had business dealings with since becoming General
Counsel for OSI?
Thank you for your time.
rick at linuxmafia.com
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