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

Ben Ramsey ben at benramsey.com
Sun Mar 8 18:25:23 UTC 2020

> On Mar 8, 2020, at 13:09, Pamela Chestek <pamela at chesteklegal.com> wrote:
> On 3/5/20 2:08 PM, Richard Fontana wrote:
>> Does this mean that any author of a PHP extension using the PHP
>> license -- or indeed some software completely unrelated to PHP using
>> the PHP license -- can treat a trademark use of PHP as a breach of the
>> license, and is that appropriate, compared to the situation that I
>> think was contemplated by such licenses where the licensor is also
>> presumably the trademark owner?
> This is a pretty hypothetical concern. I suspect that anyone not PHP would change the reference to "PHP" to their own trademark.

One would think. :-)

Facebook’s HHVM is licensed under the PHP License, unchanged: https://github.com/facebook/hhvm/blob/master/LICENSE.PHP

Xdebug’s license is a modified form of the PHP License, which does change the references, appropriately: https://github.com/xdebug/xdebug/blob/master/LICENSE


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