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

Syed Arsalan Hussain Shah arsalan at buddyexpress.net
Thu Mar 26 22:02:26 UTC 2020


There are other license approved by OSI exists that allows to display a
prominent display
....a prominent display of the Original Developer's Attribution Information
[…] must occur on the graphic user interface employed by the end user to
access such Covered Code.....

I am trying to figure out a license that allows
- To retain copyright notices
- To retain attributions notice

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 2:15 AM Josh Berkus <josh at berkus.org> wrote:

> On 3/26/20 1:53 PM, McCoy Smith wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: License-review <license-review-bounces at lists.opensource.org> On
> >> I'd actually never heard of either of those licenses before.
> >
> > OOSNL is the license just submitted for approval.
> > AAL has been on the OSI approved list since September 2002.
> >
> > I've attached a compare between the two.  The changes are for the most
> part grammatical, but for a minor change in the disclaimer, and applying
> the badging requirement only to binaries.
> Wow, we really used to pass just about any kind of garbage if it was in
> the right format, didn't we?
> My vote:
> Reject for OOSNL because of badgeware requirements, subject to
> reconsideration should the author include the more flexible complaince
> language used by the GPLv3.  There are also other problems with the
> license, including the assumption of single authorship, the direct
> conflict between clauses (3) and (4), and license proliferation, but the
> badgeware requirement is sufficient to kill the first draft.
> Forward the AAL for removal from OSI's list of approved licenses to the
> Board. It never should have been accepted in the first place.  Raising
> an issue on License-Discuss now.
> --
> Josh Berkus
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