openbravo license: another variant of the MPL

Michael Tiemann tiemann at
Fri Apr 29 12:53:34 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 11:17 PM, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:

> Karl Fogel scripsit:
> > Thoughts welcome... badgeware is a slippery slope.  I haven't seen all
> > the past discussions on it, but my tentative feeling is we need to be
> > very careful that attribution requirements do not become burdensome,
> > either technically or from a business/publicity perspective.  OBPL seems
> > to fail at least the first test, I think.
> The problem with badgeware licenses is that they prevent people from
> using parts of the code in other kinds of software.  The CPAL is careful
> to speak only of showing the logo "if possible".

Very true.  I had forgotten that part of the discussion/debate, and it is
indeed very important.  Thanks for reminding me!

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