[License-review] For Legacy Approval: Zope Public License v2.1
rfontana at redhat.com
Wed Apr 7 13:56:16 UTC 2021
This confused me in the past, but the OSI's view of "legacy approval"
is given here:
"Retroactive approval of historic/legacy licenses that have already
been extensively used by an existing community, but have not
previously been approved."
So "legacy" does not indicate "no longer in active use", but the
description uses "historic/legacy" without explaining what that means.
I think there is something problematic here, both in that
"historic/legacy" gives the impression of "no longer actively used",
and also in suggesting that what's normal is to have approval of
brand-new licenses (which I think is an implied view of the OSI that
has led to some problems such as the tendency for people to submit
so-called "crayon" licenses and licenses that are otherwise
foreseeably unlikely to be widely adopted).
On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 6:13 AM Kevin P. Fleming <kevin+osi at km6g.us> wrote:
> Is there a reason Zope 2.1 should be listed as 'legacy' and not as a
> 'non-reusable' license as Zope 2.0 is currently listed? It's still in
> active use, so it doesn't seem like it should be listed as 'legacy'.
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 9:27 PM Josh Berkus <josh at berkus.org> wrote:
> > On 4/6/21 5:52 PM, McCoy Smith wrote:
> > > Shouldn't ZPL2.0 also be listed as superseded if this latest version is a replacement for it?
> > Presumably, yes.
> > +1 to do that, and +1 to approve Zope 2.1
> > --
> > Josh Berkus
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