[License-review] License submission for approval for Moritz30-Projects Open Source License Version 1

Carlo Piana osi-review at piana.eu
Tue Jun 7 11:41:11 UTC 2016

Sorry for the rude answer, but there is no other license like it because
it's very badly written (including some English mistakes).

Just read section 5:

> If the license get’s removed by the original software owner nothing will change for end users that already use the software. Redistributors will have to remove their redistributions if nothing other is stated by the new license after request. For new end users this license won’t be valid and they have to accept the new one. All newer versions of this software will be only under their new license. Also end users that started using this software will have to accept the new agreement to use the newer versions. Redistributors mustn’t publish newer versions of this software unless something other is stated by the new license.

This section of the license is totally unacceptable and is liable to
jeopardize everything, as the new license is a) compulsory and b)
undefined, and therefore the original license is totally revocable.

Make no mistake, this is not at all similar to the "or any later
version" in *GPL or the upgrade provision in MPL. In both versions, the
upgrade is optional to the downstream developer, not imposed by the
upstream one, and the license itself is not revoked.

Also section 11 reads as badgeware.

I suggest outright rejection of this submission.


On 06/06/2016 19:09, Matthias Merkel wrote:
> Submission type: For Approval
> License name: Moritz30-Projects Open Source License Version 1
> License: http://paste.moritz30.de/view/raw/2c8a845b
> Rationale: The Moritz30-Projects Open Source License Version 1 was created to create an open source license that grants many permissions to redistributors, the software creator and end users.
> Distinguish: I haven't find a license like this one but correct me if there is one
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