Legacy Approval - CodeIgniter License Agreement

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Mon Oct 25 01:02:46 UTC 2010

Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Oct 24, 2010, at 4:02 PM, Matthew Flaschen wrote: [ ... ]
>>> This is plainly Open Source and is basically a 3-clause BSD
>>> except for the indemnity clause.
>> No, point 5 is similar to the advertising clause of 4-clause BSD,
>> which has never been approved.  I don't see why this should be
>> approved now.
> The four-clause BSD license has been deprecated since ~1999, but it's
> not against any of the OSD clauses either....

Yes, but it hasn't been approved, and there are no plans to.  If OSI
*is* going to approve legacy licenses with the advertising clause (which
I don't think it should), 4-clause BSD is more important and widely used
than CodeIgniter.

Matt Flaschen

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