[License-review] Approval: BSD + Patent License

Jim Jagielski jim at jaguNET.com
Thu Jan 21 14:41:59 UTC 2016

> On Jan 20, 2016, at 3:01 PM, Lawrence Rosen <lrosen at rosenlaw.com> wrote:
> McCoy Smith wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure that the grant in the proposed license
>> (putting aside the response I made to the very salient
>> comments by Jim Wright, Richard Fontana, Carlo Piana,
>> Nigel Tzeng, as well as several people who have
>> contacted me off-list), is of equal scope to those
>> OSI-approved, "popular," licenses.  
> I know you haven't been pleased to hear my comments recently, but I will ++1 yours anyway. 
> Your BSD + Patent License is fine FOSS, regardless of what people say is "popular" on the OSI website. It ought to be approved.

*ASSUMING* that it really and truly *is* GPLv2 compatible then I
would agree as well. I would think it somewhat wonky of OSI to
approve said license w/o written, formal assurance from FSF, and
other PTB related to GPLv2, that it is compatible.

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