[License-discuss] Ethical open source licensing - Persona non Grata Preamble

VanL van.lindberg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 16:19:21 UTC 2020

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 9:53 AM John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 10:21 AM VanL <van.lindberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But think about OSD #5, which prohibits discrimination against people or
>> groups, or OSD #6, prohibiting discrimination against fields of endeavor.
>> It is true that the PNGL would not vary the permissions granted, but it
>> would be a clear statement of discrimination against those groups,
>> including a declaration that they will be treated differently in the
>> acceptance of contributions.
> Lots of people are already treated differently, it just flies under the
> radar.  There are individuals I won't accept patches from...

Yes, but putting it in the license makes it different in a way that I think
may be cognizable under the OSD. I am also uneasy about the forced speech
issue, although I can't ground that in the OSD as easily.

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