[License-review] For Approval: YATeam Public License Version 1

Russell Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Tue Mar 22 21:02:15 UTC 2022

 From a legal point of view, it's untenable. Somebody relies on the 
English language translation. They get sued because the Chinese language 
version says something different. They reply "But you said that they're 
the same". YATeam replies that the Chinese language version is the real 
license and overrides anything the English language version says.

No. The proper way is "I cut the cake, you pick the piece." Or in 
context, YATeam allows the defendant to choose whichever language 
version they want. YATeam then has all the incentive needed to make the 
licenses have the same effect, and if they haven't, the defendant can 
choose the version most beneficial to their case. If YATeam doesn't like 
that, well, they should have worked harder.

We went through this with a European Union license, where they wanted 
the license to have effect in different languages.

On 3/22/22 1:06 PM, Eric Schultz wrote:
> Russell,
> Could you elaborate on why this isn't acceptable as it relates to the OSD?
> Eric
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