[License-review] Request for Legacy Approval of PHP License 3.01
brendan.m.hickey at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 16:11:42 UTC 2020
One radical idea you might consider is upgrading the license out of
existence. You could exercise clause 5 and revise it as the PHP License
3.02, being identical to the BSD-3 license. A clever lawyer probably knows
the best way to do this.
Other projects get on without the naming clause or seemingly redundant
On Wed, Mar 18, 2020, 11:34 AM Ben Ramsey <ben at benramsey.com> wrote:
> > 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 recategorized as "superceded" since it almost certainly has by 3.01.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
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