License Committee Report for September 2008
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Sep 7 08:17:12 UTC 2008
Russ Nelson wrote:
> Title: RTEMS license
> License: http://www.rtems.org/license/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)
> 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
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