[License-review] [license review] Mulan PSL V1

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Fri Dec 6 14:43:57 UTC 2019

On 12/6/2019 9:31 AM, Simon Phipps wrote:
> Wouldn't the copyright holder's preference be the best selection?
> Given the two versions are essentially equivalent it doesn't matter
> which is selected as long as one is.
Yes, I think that's a very good point.
> So maybe change the usage instructions to include a statement of which
> language is normative, then change the license text to state Chinese
> is normative unless otherwise specified in the copyright statement in
> the source code, so there's a default.
Hmm, except that it gets sticky where each individual contributor to the
same project chooses differently. That would be impossible to sort out
in a lawsuit.

So I'm back to just picking Chinese as the controlling language.

This demonstrates why it's so hard to write a good license and why they
can get very lengthy.


Pamela S. Chestek
Chestek Legal
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Raleigh, NC 27602
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