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

Ben Ramsey ben at benramsey.com
Wed Mar 18 15:33:29 UTC 2020

> On Mar 11, 2020, at 09:26, Ben Ramsey <ben at benramsey.com> wrote:
>> On Mar 5, 2020, at 21:24, Russell Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
>> On 3/5/20 5:47 PM, Ben Ramsey wrote:
>>>> On Mar 5, 2020, at 16:42, McCoy Smith <mccoy at lexpan.law> wrote:
>>>> I do think, however, any approval should be contingent upon 3.0 being recategorized as "superceded" since it almost certainly has by 3.01.
>>> I’ve already asked this on the PHP internals mailing list, and I don’t think this will be a problem. Is there anything we need to do on the PHP side to formalize this?
>> I recommend that you create a document at http://www.php.net/license/3_00.txt which explains that no one should create new works under that license and point to https://opensource.org/licenses/PHP-3.0 as the text of the 3.00 license. That gives people the essential information, which is that nobody should use it, but if they do, it's still open source.
> We have updated the 3.0 license document to accommodate this feedback. You can see the changes here: https://www.php.net/license/3_0.txt

Since I’m not familiar with the process, I’m curious what are the next steps? From the License Review Process page, it sounds like the “Decision Date” would be 60 days from the time I submitted the request. Does that mean I should hear something by May 3?

I understand that COVID-19 has disrupted many things, and I expect it could also impact this process. Please, keep me updated, so I can set expectations.

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