[License-review] Approval request for ZENTAO PUBLIC LICENSE

Fei Teng feiteng854 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 03:29:43 UTC 2016

Zentao Public License was written based on the actual issues we met when we
were developing our product. Those issues include,

1. End users do NOT know what they can/not do with our product
2. Developers who develop based on existing system do NOT know what they
can/not do with our product
3. A lot of end users removed the badge of our product
4. A lot of developers who develop based on our product removed the badge
of our product and they do NOT share their code with us

Based on the issues mentioned above, we decided to draft ZPL. We also
thought that other open source developers could used it too and that will
need an organization/company to interpret the agreement/license. Therefore,
the statement was made at the beginning of the license.  This statement is
temporary and could be removed if osi would approve our ZPL.

On Sunday, June 19, 2016, Richard Fontana <fontana at opensource.org> wrote:

> 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.
> Richard
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