discuss: Request for wxWindows License approval

Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M. rod at cyberspaces.org
Wed Oct 23 01:09:39 UTC 2002

I cannot resist calling out the irony and twists-of-fate of an OSI trademark
certification of a wxWindows open source software product. If OSI has the
temerity to grant that one, yall should send out a press release.

Seriously, let's be careful with how we view other trademark matters when
the expectation is that the OSI mark should be equally respected. [I am off
the soapbox now].


Rod Dixon
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Rutgers University Law School - Camden
rod at cyberspaces.org
My papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) are available
through the following url: http://papers.ssrn.com/author=240132

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <jcowan at reutershealth.com>
To: "Julian Smart" <julian.smart at btopenworld.com>
Cc: <license-discuss at opensource.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: discuss: Request for wxWindows License approval

> Julian Smart scripsit:
> > The wxWindows development team would be very grateful
> > if you could consider the wxWindows license for OSI approval,
> > to allow wxWindows to be OSI-certified.
> >
> > The current license is L-GPL plus an exception clause
> > that can be summarised:
> >
> >    "The exception is that you may use, copy, link, modify and distribute
> >    under the user's own terms, binary object code versions of works
> >    on the Library."
> IMO, this license is obviously compliant and should be fast-tracked.
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