[License-discuss] Mixed 5yr non-open then fully open license
simon at webmink.com
Mon Jul 30 20:55:07 UTC 2018
- TGGPL https://github.com/zooko/tgppl (not OSI approved)
- BSL https://mariadb.com/bsl11 (not OSI approved)
- Discussion on Wikipedia
This approach is deeply flawed as it (at best) hinders collaboration and
prevents innovate alternate uses of parts of the code by unknown others.
On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 9:40 PM, John Dupuy <john at cattailcreek9.com> wrote:
> As I could not find anything comparable, I actually wrote a new license
> last year I called "MR5A". I used it for my first mobile app, which I'm
> distributing on Google Play. I'm now using on a few more applications. A
> few folks I know are considering using it.
> But, before things keep going ... and I know the last thing the world need
> is yet another license ... I'd like to ask he experts on this list a few
> 1. Is there a license similar to this anywhere else? If so, I'll adopt
> that one and suppress this one.
> 2. Do you see any huge downsides to this license?
> Details: https://www.makerredux.com/license/MR5.html
> This is a two-phase license:
> A. For 5 years it is a commercial license. The source code is merely
> viewable for educational purposes, but is not open.
> B. After the 5 year expiration, the source code becomes fully permissive
> open source.
> The license states explicitly that any code added during the 5 years does
> not change the expiration deadline. So any new code or changed code is
> commercial for LESS than 5 years.
> The license also includes assets such as pictures and sounds if they are
> part of the source code "repository".
> Thanks in advance on any advice or feedback!
> John Dupuy
> john at cattailcreek9.com
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> License-discuss at lists.opensource.org
*Simon Phipps* http://webmink.com
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