[License-review] For Approval: Convertible Free Software License, Version 1.3 (C-FSL v1.3)

Smith, McCoy mccoy.smith at intel.com
Fri Jan 11 17:10:54 UTC 2019

>>From: License-review [mailto:license-review-bounces at lists.opensource.org] On Behalf Of Carlo Piana
>>Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 3:46 AM
>>To: Elmar Stellnberger <estellnb at elstel.org>; License submissions for OSI review <license-review at lists.opensource.org>; Carlo Piana <osi-review at piana.eu>
>>Subject: Re: [License-review] For Approval: Convertible Free Software License, Version 1.3 (C-FSL v1.3)


>>Under Section 5.1

>>f) You must make available to the public any Derivative Work or changes to the Work within one month from their creation.

>>This creates another huge asymmetry.

>>Under copyright law, I can decide whether or not to publish the code i contribute. Under the proposed license, it is required that this right is waived as a condition to use the copyright. I think this is unprecedented. I might be making changes that I don't want to release to the public neither in object code, because they are buggy, because I don't want to take responsibility if anybody uses them. In this case, if I fork the project I have NO WAY TO AVOID PROVIDING IT UPSTREAM.

Hence the value of Freedom Zero of the FSD.  I continue to think that that concept is inherent in the OSD (in particular OSD 9), and not having it be a part of the OSD results in rather bizarre theoretical results, which I outlined here: http://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-review_lists.opensource.org/2018-October/003751.html

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