[License-review] OSET Foundation

Josh Berkus josh at postgresql.org
Thu Sep 10 16:45:02 UTC 2015

On 09/09/2015 03:31 PM, Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> Nigel, please don't put me in the false position of claiming that GPLv3
> is good for everything. You know it has never been my favorite license.
> :-)  But in this case, considering the essential element of public trust
> in public election software, I want the (psychologically) strongest
> license in our arsenal. I DO want the public to be comforted by
> attorneys at the ready to defend software freedom for this GPL
> application. That will be reassuring around the world.

*shrug* I agree with you, but that is not our job.

Our job is to decide:

a) does the OSET license meet the letter and spirit of the OSD?

b) does it contain unique and valid provisions, such that no existing
license is sufficient?

c) is it legally sound?

d) is it going to be used by a significant and sustained project?

Any discussion about which license OSET should adopt and whether they
really need their provisions or not should take place in other forums.
 You can do what you want, but I am not going to try to tell someone
else what license they should pick for their project, and in my opinion
such posts have no place in license-review.

--Josh Berkus

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