[License-review] [CAVO] OSET Foundation

Josh Berkus josh at postgresql.org
Fri Sep 11 15:36:43 UTC 2015


> I would contend that the review would fail on this criteria:
> b) does it contain unique and valid provisions, such that no existing
> license is sufficient?
> The existing GPL3 "as is" is sufficient for the stated purpose of
> elections software.

That's a BS argument and you know it.  I could just as well argue that
the BSD license is really "sufficient" for all OSS and we should abolish
all other licenses.  But we're not going to do that, so please stop
trying to disguise an ideological argument as a legal one.  It's not
working, and it's making you look stupid doing it.

It is NOT OUR BUSINESS to tell an OSS project that they should have a
different license.  If you want to argue that OSET should use the GPLv3
instead, then join their project and argue it in their community.

> OSET provided a link to their web site and their stated objectives - it
> appears the real purpose of the OSET license is to provide the criteria
> for inclusion in their own repository.

Given that this is exactly what Apache, Eclipse, and Mozilla do, and all
of those licenses are certified by the OSI, this is actually an argument
*for* the license, not against it.

--Josh Berkus

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