[License-review] Legacy Approval, Licnese of Jam

Josh Berkus josh at berkus.org
Tue Apr 27 16:51:44 UTC 2021

On 4/26/21 1:03 PM, McCoy Smith wrote:
> Yes, it seems like the legacy standard is looser than for non-legacy approvals. I'm curious how loose it ought to be. This one probably meets the OSD if you assume a lot of liberality on implied license grants (both copyright, and patent). Also, for legacy approvals, what quanta of current usage is required? One package seems pretty low.

My $0.02:

- legacy licenses just need to meet the OSD, but can have "poor 
drafting" issues (which we should note in our catalog).

- one package can be enough, especially if it's a popular package (the 
Zope License comes to mind) Again, here, we have the metric of "did 
anyone care enough to email License Review" as a threshold.

Josh Berkus

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