[License-review] For Approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License
bruce at perens.com
Wed May 1 05:22:07 UTC 2019
Van, I suggest that you *not* anticipate the crash by pushing the car off
of the cliff.
We *may* lose. We presently have a single court decision, and nobody can
tell what the supes will do. By approving a license with API copyright
terms, OSI would concede the fight before it's lost.
On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:11 PM VanL <van.lindberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bruce wrote:
>> > However, if we do end up being forced to live with API copyrights, we
>> will in turn adopt licenses that require that people who copy our APIs
>> share their software. It's going to be our only defense. The asymmetry of
>> having everyone else share our APIs with impunity while we can share none
>> of theirs would be unworkable for Open Source / Free Software. So, the
>> Supreme Court might fundamentally change Open Source / Free Software. Be
> I've been saying this for years - that Oracle v. Google could
> fundamentally changing open source law. While many on this list get it, I
> don't think that realization has sunk in for most people. Put aside the
> network aspect. How many reimplementations of the GNU readline interface
> are there? How many bashisms have made it into other shells?Under Oracle v.
> Google, those are derivative works.
> The CAL reflects my belief - in which I would be thrilled to be wrong -
> that we have already entered the world in which licenses like the CAL are
> necessary, and that the CAL only reflects the law as it has been revealed
> to be.
> Van Lindberg
> van.lindberg at gmail.com
> m: 214.364.7985
>> I've been saying this for years - that Oracle v. Google has the
>> possibility of fundamentally changing open source law. While many on this
>> list get it, I don't think that realization has sink in most places. For
>> example, put aside the network aspect. How many reimplementations of the
>> GNU readline interface ate there?
>> Van Lindberg
>> van.lindberg at gmail.com
>> m: 214.364.7985
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