[License-review] Request for approval by license steward: Tidepool Open Access to Health Data Software License

Richard Fontana fontana at sharpeleven.org
Fri Oct 11 14:06:08 UTC 2013

On Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:32:16 -0700
Josh Berkus <josh at postgresql.org> wrote:

> So, I think there's a couple of questions to resolve regarding this
> license which are orthagonal discussions:
> 1) is it open source and original or not?  That's a lawyer question,
> really; the license certainly looks open source from a developer
> perspective.

I don't think those are exclusively or particularly lawyer questions.
These are a combination of policy issues and textual interpretation
(where the main relevant texts are this license and the OSD). Lawyers
may be able to provide some insight, especially regarding how the
license itself is likely to be interpreted in practice. Not sure how
much more useful lawyers qua lawyers are, in general, for things like

> 2) does it do what the Tidepool foundation actually wants?  That's a
> much more complicated question, needing both developer and lawyer
> input.
> I think question (2) kind of goes beyond what license-review as a list
> does, alathough I'm personally quite interested in it.

I agree with that.  

- RF

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