[License-review] License-review Digest, Vol 95, Issue 6
Kevin P. Fleming
kevin+osi at km6g.us
Fri Oct 16 14:59:23 UTC 2020
If you're still drafting the license, this should be moved to
license-discuss, not on license-review. Submission for approval should
be for a license that you consider to be complete, and that you revise
based on feedback during the review process.
Regarding the 'field of endeavor' restriction, I'm not a lawyer, but I
don't see how your suggested change would make any difference. If you
tell the licensee that the covered works cannot be used to commit
fraud, then that implies that the license is
vacated/nullified/terminated in that situation.
On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 10:48 AM Alex Williams <implementnap at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Kevin:
> I thought about your comment on the fraud section. I don't think we need license termination for that section. What if the section merely read:
> No Licensable IP or Restricted work may be used to commit fraud
> Would that change address your concern regarding "No Discrimination against fields of endeavor"?
> Also, thank you for taking the time to review the license. If we can perfect it and get it approved, I plan to use it in my company and encourage others to do so as well. Overall, I think the license has reached a stable point in terms of intent. However, I suspect there are sections where the wording can be improved. So, I'm happy to work with any constructive feedback you might have. In reference to one comment, I received recently here is one question I have: Here are my current questions:
> Is there any substantial difference between:
> a) "Licensable IP" means all IP the owners of the included work can or will be able to license.
> b) "Licensable IP" means all IP the owners of the included work can or will be able to license that would otherwise infringe that owner's IP rights.
> If so, which definition is better?
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