[License-review] Approval request for ZENTAO PUBLIC LICENSE

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Thu Jun 23 19:10:16 UTC 2016

On 6/23/2016 1:42 PM, Smith, McCoy wrote:
> 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  It seems that 3-clause came about (and 4-clause "rescinded") around the time that OSI was created.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).
Echoing Tom on the pedantry, I wouldn't consider the 4-clause BSD a
"badgeware" license. While It requires use of the organization's name in
advertising, it doesn't put any restrictions or use, or absence of use,
in the software itself.


Pamela S. Chestek
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