[License-discuss] Data portability as an obligation under an open source license
pamela at chesteklegal.com
Sat Jun 29 13:08:59 UTC 2019
On 6/28/19 11:40 PM, Bruce Perens via License-discuss wrote:
> 3. _A license that requires data portability_.
> Section 2.3(b) obliges the user of a software to “provide to any
> third party with which you have an enforceable legal agreement, a
> no-charge copy … of the User Data in your possession in which that
> third party has a Lawful Interest ….” The license submitter
> confirmed in this sequence of emails that the intent of this
> provision is to expand the scope of software freedom:
> The members of the License Review Committee do not agree whether
> this is appropriate for an open source license. It therefore
> requires extensive additional public discussion before the OSI
> will be able to reach a conclusion on this point.
> It's my opinion that this is out of scope for an Open Source license.
> My argument is on the record above and I'm glad to elaborate. I think
> Arthur (Van's customer) could explain what he wants to do with this
> and why he thinks it's important. But even if I end up approving of
> the sentiment, so far I think it would remain out of scope for an OSI
> approved Open Source license. Of course, you don't need OSI's approval
> to use any license you wish.
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