[License-review] Request for Legacy Approval of PHP License 3.01

McCoy Smith mccoy at lexpan.law
Thu Mar 5 19:36:15 UTC 2020

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>>From: Richard Fontana <rfontana at redhat.com> 
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>>Or, suppose the Ceph project creates some sort of Kubernetes-related project called "cephpod" and suppose for some bizarre reason it uses a copyrightable snippet of PHP-licensed code. I think this was the sort of scenario that the FSF was concerned about, as causing the naming restriction to be unreasonable, when judging the license to be GPL incompatible, though I can't immediately find support for this.

Right.  I was thinking the word combination "php" admits of lots of variations, although I'm not sure in the English language it is common; maybe Greek? 
There's at least one IT use of that acronym dated from at least the late Aughts: http://packet-lab.com/main/service-provider/ccip/item/89-mpls-penultimate-hop-popping.html   

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