[License-review] Request for Approval of 'CasperLabs Open Source License (COSL)
brendan.m.hickey at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 00:17:31 UTC 2019
On Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 9:09 AM Ashok Ranadive <ashok at casperlabs.io> wrote:
> For-Profit Fork Airdrop: Where code in a Fork is to be used to deploy a
> new independent blockchain with a cryptocurrency, native token or other
> native quantum of value that party is to notify the COSLv1.0 Licensor with
> an offer to compensate development efforts of the Community with an Airdrop
> of cryptocurrency supported by a distributed ledger deployment from the
> Fork. The COSLv1.0 Licensor in consultation with the Community, has sixty
> (60) calendar days to accept or reject the offer.
My offer is 0 dogecoins. Reject it at your peril. I don't think this
language works. Besides, demanding a fork pay you in Libertarian pogs is
still demanding payment.
Backpropagation of Changes: The COSLv1.0 Licensor in consultation with the
> Community may select features and code from the Fork code for addition to
> the Subject Matter Code at any time without penalty, fee, or other
This privileges one set of contributors over another and empowers them to
expropriate the work of others. This is inappropriate for a free or open
This license should be rejected for these reasons and numerous others
raised in the thread.
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