[License-review] For Approval: Rewrite of License Zero Reciprocal Public License

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Mon Nov 6 22:58:23 UTC 2017

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Smith, McCoy <mccoy.smith at intel.com> wrote:

> >>4. If you include this software in a larger piece of
>      software, you must release any source code for that
>      larger piece of software that has not yet been released.

> Is "include" the meaning in everyday English (inter alia, "to take in or
> comprise as a part of a whole or group"), or in everyday computer
> programming?  If the latter, you should make that clear.  If the former, I
> think you have a potential OSD 9 problem, since this would dictate the
> licensing of software merely on the same medium.

Good point. Simple aggregation should not trigger your license. Combination
into a single program should, and I'd be happy to see that not be limited
to creation of a derivative work, since copyright law is somewhat unhelpful
in that regard and case law is insufficient.


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