[License-discuss] Ethical + Support license addition for Apache

Ofer blueofer at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 07:29:56 UTC 2019

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

What if I drop the ethics part and drop the 1$ support minimum?
The license will only require that users of the code will add themselves to
a file in the repo with the following fields:
  * Company/individual name
  * Description of how the software is used
  * Support amount (can be 0)

On Fri, 9 Aug 2019 at 00:01, Russell McOrmond <russellmcormond at gmail.com>

> On Thu, Aug 8, 2019, 11:44 Ofer <blueofer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Let me clarify, I don't determine that, you do :-)
>> You use the code, you "Make sure your use of the software complies with
>> your own ethical standards", and you decide on the support $ amount.
> You appear to have confused readme.txt and license.txt . There is nothing
> that disallows a request for donations to be included in a software
> distribution, but the OSD disallows demanding royalties or restricting
> fields of use.
> Ethics is so subjective, that it is hard for it to have any meaning in a
> legal context.  Things which aren't about the law and enforceability under
> the law have no place in license.txt, and only generate confusion.
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