[License-review] 回复: For Approval: MulanOWL BY v1; MulanOWL BY-SA v1; MulanOWL BY-PL v1; MulanOWL BY-PL-SA v1

卢遥 yaolu.nudt at qq.com
Mon Mar 13 15:10:43 UTC 2023

Hi, Thorsten,

Thanks for your reminder of the MirOS Licence.

I have carefully studied the MirOS Licence. I think Mulan OWLs v1 and the MirOS Licence may differ in the following aspects:
1) Mulan OWLs are a suite of four licenses, which provide '-SA' licenses and 'non-PL' licenses for users to choose based on their requirements;
2) MulanOWL BY-PL v1 and MulanOWL BY-PL-SA v1 explictly grant patent license for licensees make, have made, offer for sale and import any products based on the work, while the MirOS Licence does not explictly grant such patent rights; this may minimize misunderstandings in practice;
3) Mulan OWLs v1 have terms on effective technical measures, indication of adapted works, and recovery of the license.

Yao Lu

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主题: Re: [License-review] For Approval: MulanOWL BY v1; MulanOWL BY-SA v1; MulanOWL BY-PL v1; MulanOWL BY-PL-SA v1

Kevin P. Fleming dixit:

>It may be useful to provide comparisons between your proposed licenses
>and the closest relevant Creative Commons licenses, since the CC
>licenses are also designed to be used by general creative
>(non-software) works.

And The MirOS Licence, which is designed to not even distinguish
between software and nōn-software works and just grants rights on
the works, so it’s fine for either and combined works as well.

(And for those concerned about patents, I consider the permissions
to use, distribute, etc. an implicit patent grant for cases where
patents touching the licenced work exist, which for software is not
legal, per se, but apparently in existence.)

In general, if one’s new licence is closest to MIT/BSD/ISC but also
applicable for nōn-software and/or its disclaimer is tweaked for EU,
then the closest is probably MirBSD instead.

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when God enlightens him. Or only God invents algorithms, we merely copy them.
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