License committee report for January 2008

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Sun Jan 27 21:04:57 UTC 2008

Philippe Verdy wrote:
> So what is this problematic "mandatory" clause?

If the suspense is killing you, I suggest reading the archives and the 
OSI site.  Otherwise, the clause is:

Neither the name of the <ORGANIZATION> nor the names of its contributors 
may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software 
without specific prior written permission.

Matt Flaschen

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