[License-review] Approval request for ZENTAO PUBLIC LICENSE

Richard Fontana fontana at opensource.org
Sun Jun 19 02:25:58 UTC 2016

On 06/16/2016 09:42 PM, Fei Teng wrote:

> For Carlo's comments,
> 1. " While I still don't like this license at all, I can only spot a few
> flaws now:
> QingDao Nature Easy 
> Soft Network Technology Co,LTD has the final authority to interpret the 
> terms of the agreement. 
> This is quite strange. A Judge should have this final authority. Relying
> on an external source for defining the legal content of a license is
> heterodox at best. The license must be self-fulfilling (except for the
> inevitable external legal environment)."
>           /By authority, it means that our company has the final right
> to interpret the terms of the agreement. If the word is not appropriate,
> it is OK to change it. /

How do you see this working in practice? Suppose the ZPL is used by some
developer for software your company has had no involvement in developing
or using. Or suppose your company ceases to exist but the ZPL continues
to be used.


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