[License-review] Non-binding straw poll: Do you think CC0 should be approved?

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Mar 2 09:50:07 UTC 2012

On 02/03/12 06:21, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Now, the approval process is not a matter of majority vote, but still
> I'm curious to see how many people felt the 4a objection (or any other
> problem) was serious enough to warrant rejection, and how many would
> approve anyway.  Knowing these ratios would help us determine whether to
> continue investigating, perhaps by bringing in some more legal
> expertise.  (For example, one thing I wanted to do, but didn't have
> time, was bring in the people at the FSF who evaluated CC0 and hear
> their reasoning.)

-1. Explicit exclusion of patents is not the same as saying nothing/very
little, as others have pointed out.

Being fairly new round here, I don't know how much OSI feels it needs to
go along with previous precedents set, or how much I can justify this
position from the OSD, but to my mind, in this day and age, any
newly-approved open source license needs a patent grant.


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