[License-review] For approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License (Beta 4)

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Fri Dec 13 14:09:55 UTC 2019

On 12/13/2019 2:37 AM, Henrik Ingo wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 12:32 AM Josh Berkus <josh at berkus.org
> <mailto:josh at berkus.org>> wrote:
>     People build applications in layers.  Imagine the sofware I'm
>     copying is
>     a CAL-licensed database, but what I'm building is some node.js-based
>     end-user app.
> Just to interject on this specific point: This is a great and relevant
> example.
> And this is exactly a situation where IMHO opinion the approach in CAL
> is a good one. You have an obligation to fulfill your obligations
> under CAL, but the CAL doesn't mandate you to implement some
> particular API in your node.js app. You can choose to use a more
> manual export procedure if you wish.
The CAL is a very strong copyleft license. How does that affect this
hypothetical? Can a CAL-licensed database be used for a node.js-based
end-user app?


Pamela S. Chestek
Chestek Legal
PO Box 2492
Raleigh, NC 27602
pamela at chesteklegal.com
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