First Post / Question Regarding CPOL 1.02

Richard Fontana rfontana at
Mon Oct 5 19:59:38 UTC 2009

On Mon, 5 Oct 2009 14:44:06 -0500
"Joe Bell" <joe.bell at> wrote:
> My question is regarding the Code Project Open License
> ( and whether or not
> anyone has done a "rigorous" analysis of it - I did notice that it
> isn't an OSI-approved open source license, but the fact is that it
> does cover quite a variety of useful C# and .NET projects on the Code
> Project website and I'd be interested to learn other's opinions on
> any gotchas and/or loopholes in this license.
This license recently came to our attention at Red Hat. The CPOL fails
to meet the Open Source Definition (and Free Software Definition) in
numerous ways. I've already been in contact with people at about this. 

- RF

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