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

Syed Arsalan Hussain Shah arsalan at buddyexpress.net
Sun Mar 29 17:26:55 UTC 2020

We have changed the license to CAL 1.0 you may close this approval request


I appreciate your responses and thank you to all of you, especially Russell

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 3:28 PM Henrik Ingo <henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi>

> On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 1:11 PM Syed Arsalan Hussain Shah <
> arsalan at buddyexpress.net> wrote:
>> Hi Henrik,
>> Thank you for the response,  yes those questions will be separate page i
>> just created that file for discussion here.  You are right about the name,
>> actually we will use unmodified version of it,  as many of our source
>> programs have reference to OSSN license , so we just keep it for
>> reference that OSSN L 4.0 is CAL (unmodified).
> I'm afraid you need to also update each  source file to say they are
> licensed under CAL.
> I am still looking forward for answers form this discussion whether there
>> would be a problem if someone use non approved OSI license (we are not
>> going to use it just a question) and would there be legal problems from
>> opensource.org? (if someone uses keyword open source in their domain
>> with non approved OSI license)?
> I can't speak for the OSI and what exactly they would do, but usually what
> happens is that claiming to be open source when you're not attracts so much
> negative publicity (e.g. people on social media warning to stay away from
> your project) that you eventually choose to either use a proper open source
> license or alternatively don't call yourself open source.
> henrik
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