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

Josh berkus josh at postgresql.org
Tue Jun 7 16:28:42 UTC 2016

On 06/07/2016 12:18 PM, Richard Fontana wrote:
> On 06/07/2016 12:07 PM, Tom Callaway wrote:
>> Perhaps incoming licenses that wish to be reviewed could also answer the
>> question of whether the license text has been reviewed by a lawyer?
>> While not strictly required (I know of a few people who have never
>> passed the bar but could probably write a OSI compliant license), it
>> would certainly shine light on both the submitter and the license. 
> It's a reasonable question to ask of a submitter of a license in the
> course of discussion of the license. I am reluctant to make it a
> required or expected piece of information for a license submission
> though (as it comes close to a requirement that a lawyer have been
> consulted, which is something that has been suggested in the past but
> which I consider a bad idea).

I'd say "lawyer or expert".  The quesiton on our standard form could be

Q: What expertise did you make use of when drafting this license?  Did
you receive advice from an attorney or other licensing expert?


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