[License-discuss] Views on React licensing?

Simon Phipps simon at webmink.com
Wed Dec 7 13:48:07 UTC 2016

One observation on this whole topic.

The OSD is a checklist for evaluating licenses as open source, rather than
a guide to the available freedoms of the software to which it is applied,
even if in most cases those are close to the same thing.

To Larry's raising of OSD 7: it has to be taken in that light. OSD 7 deals
with the situation where a license might have effects predicated on
completion of a licensing process elsewhere. For example, a license that
required completion of an NDA, or the securing of a support agreement, or
compliance with a trademark license, should not pass OSD 7.  But license
terms applied after the fact are surely outside the scope of the approval

If OSI wants to get into the business of certifying that software is open
source, rather than that licenses are, it will need a new process...

*Simon Phipps*  http://webmink.com
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