[License-discuss] APPROVAL: Universal Public License Agreement v1

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Dec 18 18:10:54 UTC 2012


> Distribution
> Distribution of the original or the copy of the source code by natural or
> legal persons that accept this license is subject to the approval of the
> copyright holder. (manufacturer)

This license is not an Open Source license, because it contravenes Clause
1 of the Open Source Definition <http://opensource.org/osd-annotated>:

    The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving
    away the software as a component of an aggregate software
    distribution containing programs from several different
    sources. The license shall not require a royalty or other fee
    for such sale.

> Signing of the Contract
> The license will take effect upon signing personally by the license provider
> and the licensee. The signature owner is required to be authorized to sign on
> behalf of the legal person.  

In addition, this license contravenes Clause 7 of the Open Source

    The rights attached to the program must apply to all to whom
    the program is redistributed without the need for execution of
    an additional license by those parties.

We call nothing profound                        cowan at ccil.org
that is not wittily expressed.                  John Cowan
        --Northrop Frye (improved)

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