[License-discuss] Views on React licensing?

Tzeng, Nigel H. Nigel.Tzeng at jhuapl.edu
Tue Dec 13 18:28:01 UTC 2016

On 12/13/16, 12:07 PM, "License-discuss on behalf of Richard Fontana"
<license-discuss-bounces at opensource.org on behalf of
fontana at opensource.org> wrote:

>If the US government standardizes on some particular explicit patent
>language to use with CC0 I would welcome OSI review of that.

The point is that the implementers of the open source policy within the
federal government doesn¹t care that CC0 isn¹t OSI approved.  Nor do they
have standing to submit CC0 anyway so Creative Commons would have to do so.

Why would they bother?  The FSF already recommends CC0 for public domain
release and so does the US government (or a notable part of it anyway).

I also doubt that any patent grant drafted by US government lawyers would
be broad but necessarily nuanced so it wouldn¹t fare any better than NOSA
v2.0.  I¹m curious, when is the next board meeting and are you going to
allow an up or down vote on NOSA at that meeting?

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