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

Carlo Piana carlo at piana.eu
Tue Jun 7 16:16:13 UTC 2016

On 07/06/2016 17:55, Richard Fontana wrote:

> I believe it would need to be rewritten and resubmitted (though I'd
> encourage Matthias to reconsider whether licenses such as GPLv2 or GPLv3
> would meet his objectives). It is not really possible to assess as-is,
> other than to conservatively assume that it's not OSD-conformant. For
> example I really can't tell whether Carlo's interpretation of section 5
> is correct.
> Richard

I can't either, and this is the main problem. ;-)

Perhaps my reading differs hugely from the intention of the writer, but
this is a public license and its submission to OSI indicates a potential
widespread adoption, even totally detached from the use made by the
original author of the license. Therefore it needs to be sufficiently
clear and suitable to stand-alone interpretation, at the very least,
otherwise its compliance would be uncertain.

I totally agree with Richard's suggestion.


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