[License-review] For Approval: Twente License

Tzeng, Nigel H. Nigel.Tzeng at jhuapl.edu
Tue Feb 5 21:11:26 UTC 2019

Mmmm…I would say it fails OSD 6.

On 2/5/19, 4:05 PM, "License-review on behalf of Anand Chowdhary" <license-review-bounces at lists.opensource.org<mailto:license-review-bounces at lists.opensource.org> on behalf of anandchowdhary at gmail.com<mailto:anandchowdhary at gmail.com>> wrote:

Name: Twente License

Rationale: The MIT license is the most popular open-source license out there. It's used by millions of projects and helps the community by providing open access to code, so that developers can build on top of the hard work done by others. However, in light of recent events where companies are financially motivated to disregard individual privacy, developers should choose wisely who can use their intellectual property or codebases.

Distinguish: Twente License is free and permissive—just like the MIT license—but it adds a clause where the end product in which Twente licensed code can be used has to be compliant with certain guidelines, primarily respecting privacy, human rights, and other European values.

Legal review: I’ve had a lawyer informally have a look, but no in-depth legal review has been conducted.

Proliferation category: Other/Miscellaneous licenses (5)

Relevant links:
· https://github.com/AnandChowdhary/twente-license
· https://twente.me/anand

Please find attached the license in plain text.


Anand Chowdhary
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Oswald Labs<https://oswaldlabs.com>

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