Legacy Approval - CodeIgniter License Agreement

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sun Oct 24 19:14:44 UTC 2010

Bojan SudareviÄ? scripsit:

> I'm asking (as a interested licensee) for a review and legacy approval of the
> "CodeIgniter License Agreement", under which popular and widely used
> CodeIgniter PHP framework is licensed. According to EllisLab, Inc.
> (CodeIgniter's developer), it is an open source license.

This is plainly Open Source and is basically a 3-clause BSD except for
the indemnity clause.

> You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the authors of the Software and
> any contributors for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential
> third-party claims, actions or suits, as well as any related expenses,
> liabilities, damages, settlements or fees arising from your use or misuse
> of the Software, or a violation of any terms of this license.

I personally wouldn't accept such an indemnity, but I don't think it's an
OSI issue, particularly since this is a legacy license.

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