[License-review] request for review of the 3D Slicer License

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Tue Jun 8 05:02:34 UTC 2021

On 5/27/2021 3:11 PM, Steve Pieper wrote:
> The Brigham and Women's Hospital,
>    Inc. ("Brigham") hereby grants you, with right to sublicense, with
>    respect to Brigham's rights in the software, and data, if any,
>    which is the subject of this Software License (collectively, the
>    "Software"), a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use,
>    reproduce, make derivative works of, display and distribute the
>    Software,

I'm troubled by this language. Part A is a grant of licenses to Brigham 
only, although Brigham can sublicense ("You hereby grant to Brigham, 
with the right to sublicense") but Part B does not appear to actually 
grant a sublicense to the contributions, only to "Brigham's rights in 
the software and data." Is a grant of "Brigham's rights" necessarily 
construed as a grant of the contributor rights they received too?


Pamela S. Chestek
Chestek Legal
PO Box 2492
Raleigh, NC 27602
pamela at chesteklegal.com
+1 919-800-8033

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