[License-review] Hooyami License Version 1.0 for Approval

Josh berkus josh at postgresql.org
Thu Jul 27 16:23:33 UTC 2017

On 07/27/2017 03:14 AM, nicklaus yap wrote:
> Hooyami License Version 1.0 is the same as other open source license
> which give people the right to use, copy, share, distribute, modify
> their source code and binary form. The only thing this license address
> is to make it clear about relicensing the source code and binary form
> compare to other open source license. Many other open source license do
> not state clearly about this which let people to abuse it by copying the
> source code and binary form and putting it in other open source project
> and changing the license when there are not the original contributor or
> author. The effect is most open source project cannot use that source
> code and binary form for their own purpose which is the main reason of
> open source. 

You cannot change people's behavior in obeying licensing terms by adding
more text to the standard BSD license.  If they are ignoring the
original terms of the license, they will also ignore the new terms.
This is what courts are for.

-1 from me, both on non-proliferation grounds (functionally identical to
BSD license) and on text grounds (license isn't, to my non-lawyer eyes,

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