[License-discuss] Akshar License 1.0 Final Draft

Prashant Shah pshah.mumbai at gmail.com
Tue May 7 12:15:47 UTC 2013


On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 6:42 AM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> Prashant Shah scripsit:
>> Mainly it differs from Apache License 2.0 in sections 3 (patent grants
>> to derivative works) and 4 (more relaxed terms)
> In detail:
> In clause 3, the words "or derivative works" has been struck, so there no
> patent license on derivative works you make yourself and do not contribute
> back to the licensor.  For historical reasons, the OSD has nothing to say
> about patent licenses, but I believe this violates OSD #3 by implication,
> which requires that derivative works be redistributable under the same
> license as the original.
> In clause 4:
> The requirement to redistribute the license with all copies has been
> removed.  The OSD doesn't care.
> The requirement to propagate any NOTICE file or other third-party notices
> has been removed.  The OSD doesn't care, but people who go to the trouble
> of adding attribution notices may be rather unhappy if they are stripped.
> If notices exist, you can add your own copyright, patent, or trademark
> notices to them, not merely attribution notices.  This does not violate
> any specific OSD provision, but people are not used to looking for
> notices with legal effects there.  In the Apache licenses, such notices
> are informational only and don't affect the licensing terms.
> --

Updated the license as per the feedback received.



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