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

Richard Fontana rfontana at redhat.com
Mon May 13 17:39:53 UTC 2019

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 12:34 PM Henrik Ingo <henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi> wrote:

> Previously on license-review the License Zero license proposed a
> requirement to publish anything *created with* the licensed software.
> (https://licensezero.com/licenses/reciprocal §5) I didn't read all of
> that thread, but I understand this was at least one reason it was
> rejected.

License Zero was not actually rejected. I know there is a
currently-popular viewpoint that hostile reception to a license on
license-review, resulting ultimately in withdrawal from the process,
is tantamount to OSI rejecting a license, but I don't agree.

That said:

> While the OSD remains unamended, I think the License Zero outcome can
> be used as precedent. I wanted to add it to the discussion, in
> addition to Bruce's invocation of FSF Freedom 0.

I do think that significant past "hostile receptions" have been and
should be treated as having some significance ("precedential" may not
be the right concept).


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