[License-review] Approval request for ZENTAO PUBLIC LICENSE

Josh berkus josh at postgresql.org
Thu Jun 23 18:02:18 UTC 2016

On 06/23/2016 10:42 AM, Smith, McCoy wrote:
> Interesting.  I'd forgotten about CPAL.
> Just out of curiosity, was 4-clause BSD (aka BSD with advertising clause) ever on the OSI list?  It seems that 3-clause came about (and 4-clause "rescinded") around the time that OSI was created.  If 4-clause BSD were on the OSI list, that'd be another OSI-approved "badgeware" license (according to my understanding of that term).
> But I'm suspecting it wasn't;  I think there's never been a removal (just deprecation) of any license on the list, and the page on BSD doesn't show 3-clause as superseding 4-clause.

IIRC, the 4-clause version was obsolesced by BSD before the OSI existed.

More information about the License-review mailing list