[License-discuss] Views on React licensing?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Dec 12 23:17:48 UTC 2016

Quoting Henrik Ingo (henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi):

> Good to remember that CC0 is not an OSI approved open source license,
> precisely because it did not grant a patent license.

As someone who was part of that conversation, I feel the above doesn't
accurately summarise its substance:  We were in the middle of a
conversation with the submitter about whether CC would consider removing
CC0's blanket exclusion of all patent rights including implied grants,
when the submitter withdraw the licence from the review process -- but
there's no reason to think approval would have been denied, otherwise.
There was a wide consensus that CC0 is very clearly OSD-compliant.

(CC0 is by design not a software licence in the first place, but that's
a different subject.)

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