[License-review] Submission of the Upstream Compatibility License v1.0 (UCL-1.0) for approval

Josh berkus josh at postgresql.org
Tue Nov 29 00:17:35 UTC 2016


On 11/28/2016 03:43 PM, Richard Fontana wrote:
> Hi Nigel,
> My general sense of the license-review discussion of the UCL, and this
> is confirmed for me by re-reading it now, is that opinion was mostly
> negative, with concerns being expressed about the asymmetrical nature
> of the license. This matches my personal view of the license. Thus I
> would recommend against approval.

I feel that this is unfair to Nigel.  He's gone to the trouble of doing
everything right in terms of license submission, including getting
outside legal assistance, and we're going to reject the license based on
"sorta-kinda-negative-maybe" feedback?

Either we're approving and rejecting licenses based on hard criteria, or
we're not.  If we're not, I'll propose that we simply reject all license
proposals in the future and save ourselves a lot of time.

So, are we serious about license review, or are we just farting around?

--Josh Berkus

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