[License-discuss] System 76's BeanBooks Public License v1.0

Luis Villa luis at lu.is
Wed Sep 18 02:51:53 UTC 2013

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 7:50 PM, Luis Villa <luis at lu.is> wrote:
> Sec. 4.3 strikes me as actually conceptually somewhat interesting,
> inasmuch as many commercial lawyers have argued that this type of
> clause is often implicit in software that contains a protect trademark
> embedded in the software and not removed by a downstream licensee.
> This, obviously, makes it very explicit. I'd suggest that it violates
> the spirit of the OSD, but not necessarily the letter (again, with
> only very brief thought to the matter - I may be forgetting something
> obvious in the OSD).

And to be clear on this point, if it doesn't violate the letter of the
OSD, that may be an argument for clarifying the letter of the OSD -
possibly something long overdue on trademarks.


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