License for approval

Russ Nelson nelson at
Fri Mar 28 02:44:54 UTC 2008

Allison shi writes:
 > The license is intend to at a certain way to protect ourselves.  We
 > prefer, as Russ pointed out, that people can use the source codes
 > conform with our UOML standard
 > (

Okay, but that's the purpose of a service mark.  When you have
determined that somebody's code complies with the UOML standard, then
you allow them to use the UOML graphical trademarked button or logo or

We won't sign off on your attempt do that with a copyright license.

Now, what you *can* do is say this:

    If the OASIS committee has determined that your modified software
    complies with the UOML standard, then you are free to distribute
    your software under $ACADEMIC license terms.  If we decide you
    haven't, then you have to distribute your software under the
    $RECIPROCAL license terms.

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