[License-review] For Approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Wed May 8 22:00:53 UTC 2019

Hi Van,

I have one more scenario that occurred to me when I was re-reading the
license. I'd like to know if I understand correctly:

Assume that the CAL is used for front-end software. A website uses the
software for its website. Through a webform I order a gift that is for
my daughter, who lives at a different address. It appears to me that,
under the CAL:

My daughter's name and address are "User Data," that is, they are data
that is input to the Work and my daughter, a third party, has a Lawful
Interest in the data.
The website has Publicly Performed, that is, it has made an interface
available that is used for access to User Data, my daughter's name and
As a result, this interaction means that under 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 the
website has to provide me (the Recipient) with a copy of the source code.

Is that correct?


Pamela S. Chestek
Chestek Legal
PO Box 2492
Raleigh, NC 27602
pamela at chesteklegal.com

On 4/22/2019 2:43 PM, VanL wrote:
> I'd like to thank everyone who provided feedback on earlier drafts of
> the Cryptographic Autonomy License (CAL). Since we presented the draft
> license in February, we have received hundreds of comments and
> suggestions, all of which have helped us fine-tune the license.
> We now present the CAL 1.0-Beta for approval at the next board meeting:
>   Google Docs link:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sWUREQN02YJ-q91gXOCflRB57Q1YcU1G7UMS_a8WOTI/edit#
>   PDF Link: https://www.processmechanics.com/static/CAL-1.0-Beta.pdf
> The CAL is still open for revision until it is approved by the Board,
> and the links above will be updated as appropriate.
> I also refer everyone here again to the blog post describing the legal
> foundations of the license
> (https://www.processmechanics.com/2019/03/15/the-cryptographic-autonomy-license/)
> as well as the discussion on license-discuss, summarized by Lukas
> Atkinson here:
> http://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2019-April/020394.html
> Thanks,
> Van
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