[License-review] Approval request for ZENTAO PUBLIC LICENSE

Richard Fontana fontana at opensource.org
Tue Jun 21 18:56:32 UTC 2016

I also agree with Josh - the OSI should not be approving badgeware
licenses. Now, maybe there's some argument for some narrow form of
badgeware condition being acceptable (based on historical precedent) but
looking at this license, section 2.4 (which I think I didn't read
closely before):

"2.4 You or your company/organization must keep all the indications of the
software when using it. None of the indications can be removed, hidden or
obscured in any way."

While worded somewhat unclearly I would say this goes way beyond any
quasi-badgeware-like requirement the OSI has ever approved. So my view
is this license must be rejected in its present form.


On 06/21/2016 02:48 PM, Matthias Merkel wrote:
> I already tried to say to him. You're right.
>     ---- On Di, 21 Jun 2016 20:46:42 +0200 *josh at postgresql.org * wrote ----
>     On 06/20/2016 08:29 PM, Fei Teng wrote:
>     > 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
>     I thought we weren't approving any badgeware licenses? If that's the
>     case, why are we still talking to Fei Teng?
>     --Josh Berkus
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