[License-review] Approval: BSD + Patent License

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Jan 14 09:30:11 UTC 2016

On 13/01/16 18:57, Smith, McCoy wrote:
> This license has been created to address a specific problem that has
> been encountered with existing licenses:  the desire of certain
> organizations to have a simple permissive license that is compatible
> with the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2, but which also
> has an express patent grant included.

Just for the information of the group: I can validate this problem as a
real problem, and the chosen solution to this issue for the Rust project
was MIT/Apache 2 dual-licensing.

This might be said to be not as good, because it requires one to choose
_either_ GPLv2 compatibility (MIT) or patent license coverage (Apache 2).


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