[License-discuss] For Discussion: Cryptographic Autonomy License (CAL) Beta 2

Lukas Atkinson opensource at lukasatkinson.de
Wed Aug 14 14:25:39 UTC 2019

On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 at 15:33, Henrik Ingo <…> wrote:

> What I think is unreasonable but still allowed by this language is to trap
> operator users with the following submarine: I develop SOFTWARE and release
> it under CAL. SOFTWARE is designed to store user input, but doesn't allow
> to download it as required by 4.2.1. You download SOFTWARE and provide
> access to 3rd parties. When you inevitably fail to provide some recipient
> with data, I can sue you for copyright infringement.

Per my understanding, no such trap exists. The 4.2.1 obligation to provide
user data only applies “to the extent that such User Data is available to
You for use in conjunction with the Work.” User data that isn't
persistently stored by the software wouldn't have to be provided.
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