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

Ben Ramsey ben at benramsey.com
Sun Mar 8 18:21:47 UTC 2020

> On Mar 8, 2020, at 12:43, Josh Berkus <josh at berkus.org> wrote:
> On 3/6/20 2:38 PM, Ben Ramsey wrote:
>> I’m having trouble finding any examples of licenses with placeholders similar to what we’re discussing here.
>> Apache 2.0 and the GPL both provide placeholders in their “how to apply the license to your work” sections, but these are for the purpose of allowing others to use the license for their software, not for the purpose of updating the text of the license in future revisions. They also do not provide placeholders for their URLs, so if their URLs change, then they would need to have those changes approved by the OSI.
> I thought we were just talking about changes of URLs?  Which, IMHO,
> should *always* be placeholders?

Do you have an example of URL placeholders in a license that I can reference? I cannot find an OSI license that uses placeholders for URLs.

The URLs that changed in this license were changed 14 years ago. It was an oversight that version 3.01 was never submitted to the OSI for approval back then. The URLs have not changed in that 14-year time span.


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