[License-review] For Approval: Master-Console's Open-Source Definitive License(MCopdl)
opensource at lukasatkinson.de
Mon May 27 09:11:16 UTC 2019
I have difficulty understanding the license because it introduces many
novel terms, and because the English is not particularly clear. While
fine in general, that is highly problematic for a legal document.
- was this license already reviewed by a lawyer, or do you first want
feedback from this list?
- could you explain in more detail what those “essential security
features” are that other licenses lack? Could you please provide a
rationale for them?
- what is “transcripted use”? Doesn't this clause go in the same
direction as the GPL's requirement that the corresponding source code
must be machine readable?
- the license includes sentences like “This is permitted […] with the
monitoring of the Owner or Creator.” What kind of monitoring? If use
of the software is conditional on the “Owner”'s permission, that might
not be free software.
On Mon, 27 May 2019 at 10:29, Wayne A Rangel <waynerangelboy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Master-Console's Open-Source Definitive License is for a whole purpose of open-source projects
> out there. Master-Console Inc.(https://master-console-inc.tk) is the owner of this license and founded this license as other licenses out there like Apache License or GPL were not actually compatible for security reasons the project was working on, therefore we casted a custom license which would not only help ourselves but the millions of open-source projects out there but it can't be done without proper approval and verification, then only it can seem for the license to help and people using it would think so. This license was created with similarity to some popular licenses and with essential security features which those licenses lacked like prevention of transcripted use. Transcripted use means which reveals the source publicly but does not let users access actual content, download and verify the integrity of the project, thus harming the open-source terms. An example could be this: https://www.androwish.org/index.html/tree?ci=tip which does let access to view but does not let access to part of the original source in it and forcibly acts to download all the source. It has many other features too, but plenty much writing here would take your time. However, its all listed in the license.
> THE LICENSE IS ATTACHED WITH THIS MAIL AS A PLAIN TEXT FILE, PLEASE READ AND VERIFY ALL OF ITS SOURCE. PLEASE REPLY BACK FOR APPROVAL OR REJECTION AND STATE WHERE IT WENT WRONG. THIS LICENSE MAY COME UNDER THE PROLIFERATION
> CATEGORY OF A GENERAL-PURPOSE OPEN-SOURCE LICENSE LIKE MOSTLY USED LICENSES BUT HOWEVER FOCUSES MORE TO BEING SECURE, OPEN-SOURCE AND FREE FOR ALL.
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