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

Bradley M. Kuhn bkuhn at ebb.org
Fri Sep 20 00:49:34 UTC 2013

It seems that at least a few OSI directors seem think System 76's
BeanBooks Public License may be at least a bit problematic under OSD
(or, at least, has other perhaps-OSD-orthogonal policy problems, like
the baked-in CLA).  I thus strongly recommend that someone who is able
to speak officially for OSI reach out to System 76 and discuss the issue
with them.  Maybe they can be convinced to use a standard Open Source
and Free Software license.  They didn't throw this code over the wall
that long ago, so it might not be too late.
   -- bkuhn

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