[License-review] Submitting CC0 for OSI approval

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Sun Feb 19 04:23:51 UTC 2012

On 02/18/2012 08:09 PM, Karl Fogel wrote:
> So my feeling is, to reject CC0 because of clause 4a, we have to be
> *sure*  that clause 4a actually
>    * Increases a recipient's risk of being an infringement claim target,
>         -->  and/or -->
>    * Weakens a recipient's defense against an infringement claim.
More likely we reject CC0 because a dedication to the public domain 
weakens a recipient's defense from patent infringement when compared to 
the form of acquiescence in a use license.

There is a set of licenses that comply with the requirements of the OSD 
but would be a bad idea for anyone to use. OSI has mostly avoided 
certifying such licenses.


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