For Approval: TVA Open Source License

Bruce Perens bruce at
Fri Sep 11 18:56:19 UTC 2009

I agree with Nigel that it would be desirable for the Open Source 
community for licenses to be merged if such is possible. License 
proliferation and the need to make legal decisions regarding a large 
number of license combinations is a continuing and increasing problem 
for us. It would be nice if you could ask NASA.

This is really a patent license, as I don't see that any other 
significant rights are being granted. If there aren't any patents 
granted, I can't see that there is any reason for anyone to accept the 
license, and there's no consideration in either direction.

Thus, it would make sense for you to list the patents you know about.



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