[License-review] Fwd: For Approval | Open Source Social Network License 1.0

Kevin P. Fleming kevin+osi at km6g.us
Thu Mar 26 13:03:40 UTC 2020

It is unlikely that this will be approved as an OSD-compliant license,
since requiring users to keep code in the project when they use or
distributed modified versions conflicts with the OSD. Copyright
notices and even attribution notices are one thing, but code which
requires runtime behavior is something else.

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:52 AM Syed Arsalan Hussain Shah
<arsalan at buddyexpress.net> wrote:
> Hi There,
> This email is for submission about license.
> Rationale: We have launched open source social network software (opensource-socialnetwork.org) in 2014 and most of open source license allows usage of software without proper credits to author. We created own license to assure that the author is properly credited and the credit must be visible to people who use the product. We have seen the Attribute assurance license (AAL) but it lacks the assurance of retaining copyright notice in each copy of the software. This license is fork from AAL.
> Distinguish :
> Description | AAL | BSD | MIT | OSSNL
> Give Credit in visible form | Yes | No | No | Yes
> Include Copyright  | - | Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes
> Hold Liable | No | No | No | No
> Modify | Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes
> Distribute | Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes
> Proliferation category :  Licenses that are redundant with more popular licenses
> Discussion : https://github.com/opensource-socialnetwork/opensource-socialnetwork/issues/1356
> If anything else is needed or something wrong license and please help us to correct it, we are open to yours feedback.
> Thanks
> Arsalan Shah
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