[License-review] Approval: BSD + Patent License

Josh Berkus josh at postgresql.org
Wed Jan 20 07:24:25 UTC 2016

On 01/19/2016 08:57 PM, Josh Berkus wrote:
> On 01/19/2016 06:12 PM, Mike Milinkovich wrote:
>> Wow, this thread has degraded to the point of silliness. 
>> Every OSI Board member who has commented on this license has said
>> positive things about it. ‎It's a good license. It fills a niche that we
>> have long wanted filled. 
> Yes, and I have an *immediate* use for such a license.
> I haven't seen an attorney weigh in on the patent grant issues inherent
> in a liberal patent-grant license.  Has one posted a review elsewhere?

To be specific: is the patent grant language of the license correct and
successful in granting a patent license on any concepts embodied in the
code released, and only on those?  It's more than a bit opaque to

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Project

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