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

McCoy Smith mccoy at lexpan.law
Thu Mar 5 22:42:28 UTC 2020

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Ben Ramsey <ben at benramsey.com> 
>>Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:37 PM
>>To: mccoy at lexpan.law; License submissions for OSI review <license-review at lists.opensource.org>
>>Subject: Re: [License-review] Request for Legacy Approval of PHP License 3.01

>>I think everyone is raising good points and questions about the text of the license. I don’t think we should stop discussing these issues, but are they important to the extent that they would block legacy approval of the license as-is? The existing 3.0 license is OSI-approved and has these same clauses.

>>If the answer is “yes, these issues could potentially block legacy approval,” then I’ll need to go back to the PHP internals team and discuss what that means for us and how we can fix it.

I think the legacy approval thing gets a general light touch.  I may have derailed things a bit by raising larger issues about the OSI approval and categorization process, using this license as an (unfortunately for you) example.
I do think, however, any approval should be contingent upon 3.0 being recategorized as "superceded" since it almost certainly has by 3.01.
The other issues are probably better left for a different time and a different process.

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