License Committee Report for September 2008

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Sun Sep 7 08:17:12 UTC 2008

Russ Nelson wrote:
> Title: RTEMS license
> Submission: 
> License:
> Comments: They're using the GPLv2 plus extra permissions.
> Recommend: reassure submittor that it's okay to give people extra
>   freedoms by voting to approve the practice of using an OSI-approved
>   license in conjunction with a licensing announcement that removes
>   restrictions on the licensee.

RTEMS is clearly OSI-compliant, as it really is just GPLv2 + extra
permissions.  However, if OSI makes a general statement about this it
should be clear that extra permissions may be automatically compliant,
but only if there are /no/ extra restrictions.
> Title: University Jaume I License (UJIL)
> Submission:
> License: in the submission.
> Comments: only licenses non-commercial use.
> Recommend: rejection

He submitted a second version that allowed commercial use but required
notification upon distribution

Matt Flaschen

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