[License-review] Approval: Server Side Public License, Version 2 (SSPL v2)
eliot at mongodb.com
Sat Mar 9 00:44:48 UTC 2019
We continue to believe that the SSPL complies with the Open Source
Definition and the four essential software freedoms. However, based on its
reception by the members of this list and the greater open source
community, the community consensus required to support OSI approval does
not currently appear to exist regarding the copyleft provision of SSPL.
Thus, in order to be respectful of the time and efforts of the OSI board
and this list’s members, we are hereby withdrawing the SSPL from OSI
The copyleft provision of the SSPL updates the GPL/AGPL framework to
reflect the reality of how modern software applications are built and the
software-as-a-service model. While this proposal hasn’t yet gained broad
support in the community, we have made headway and learned a lot from our
discussions with the OSI, the broader community, and other companies over
the past few months since submitting the SSPL. The number of parties
voicing concern about the same issue confirm that a new licensing model is
needed to address the threats facing those, especially smaller,
up-and-coming companies, that want to make significant investments in open
source in the modern cloud era.
We have already had several discussions with other stakeholders concerned
with “SaaS capture” of innovative open source technology. We are big
believers in the importance of open source and we intend to continue to
work with these parties to either refine the SSPL or develop an alternative
license that addresses this issue in a way that will be accepted by the
broader FOSS community.
In the meantime, current and future versions of MongoDB Community will
continue to be offered under the SSPL. Over the coming days, we will
update the messaging on our website to make it clear that the SSPL has not
been approved under the OSI’s definition of “open source.” However,
MongoDB remains free to use and source available under the SSPL, meaning
users are free to review, modify, and distribute the software or
redistribute modifications to the software in compliance with the license.
On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 12:33 AM Eliot Horowitz <eliot at mongodb.com> wrote:
> A major theme that has emerged from the feedback regarding the SSPL is
> uncertainty over what Section 13 means when it refers to making the
> functionality of a program available as as a service. As explained in my
> January post, we intended this trigger to be both narrow and specific.
> Having considered and digested the comments to date, we acknowledge that
> there may be a gap between that intent and the language in versions 1 and 2
> of the license. We are therefore proposing a new version of Section 13 for
> this list’s review and feedback.
> At the outset of Section 13, this version makes “Software As A Service”
> (SAAS) a defined term, which means “enabling a user to interact with
> software remotely through a computer network.” This definition makes use
> of existing language in AGPL and is intended to align with the commonplace
> understanding of SAAS.
> We then describe the copyleft trigger in two ways. As applied to MongoDB,
> part (a) means that a licensee who uses MongoDB as the backend database for
> their own SAAS application that does not have the same primary purpose or
> features as MongoDB does not trigger Section 13. As applied to MongoDB,
> part (b) means that a licensee who uses MongoDB as the backend database for
> their own value-added SAAS application does not trigger Section 13. We
> view purpose, features, and value as concepts that can be easily evaluated
> by reference to objective evidence.
> The full text of the new proposal for Section 13 of the SSPL is below.
> The new proposal impacts only the first paragraph of Section 13, but I have
> provided the entire section for completeness.
> “For the purposes of this section 13, offering “Software As A Service”
> means enabling a user to interact with software remotely through a computer
> network. If you use the Program or a modified version in offering to third
> parties Software As A Service and: (a) the primary purpose or features of
> such Software As A Service is the same as or substantially similar to that
> of the Program or modified version, or (b) the value of the software
> component of such Software As A Service is primarily derived from the
> Program or modified version, then you must make the Service Source Code
> available via network download to everyone at no charge, under the terms of
> this License or, solely with respect to any programs (other than the
> Program or a modified version) for which you do not have the right to make
> the Corresponding Source available under the terms of this License, under
> the terms of a license that has been approved by the Open Source Initiative
> or categorized by the Free Software Foundation as free.
> “Service Source Code” means the Corresponding Source for the Program or a
> modified version, and the Corresponding Source for all programs (other than
> programs that are Major Components or System Libraries) that you use to
> make the Program or modified version available as a service, including,
> without limitation, management software, user interfaces, application
> program interfaces, automation software, monitoring software, backup
> software, and host orchestration software, all such that a user could run
> an instance of the service using the Service Source Code you make
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 5:37 PM Eliot Horowitz <eliot at mongodb.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for your comments on the Server Side Public License. Below is
>> an updated version of the Server Side Public License, which we are
>> submitting for review in lieu of version 1.0. If this version is approved
>> by OSI, we plan to apply it to the next release of our MongoDB software,
>> which is currently available under version 1.0.
>> In this version, we have made several significant substantive changes in
>> Section 13, we well as certain conforming and non-substantive changes.
>> Members of the list expressed concerns that compliance with the source
>> code sharing conditions of Section 13 would not be feasible, because in
>> common technology environments today, some parts of the Service Source Code
>> would be proprietary, or subject to incompatible open source licenses. To
>> address this concern, we have clarified that the source code sharing
>> condition of Section 13 does not require delivery of Major Components or
>> System Libraries. We have also added the option to make the Service Source
>> Code (other than the Corresponding Source for the Program itself) available
>> under OSI or FSF approved licenses, to the extent that the licensee does
>> not have the right to share the Service Source Code under the terms of the
>> Members had also expressed concerns about whether the SSPL meets OSD 9 --
>> that the license must not restrict other software. While we think version
>> 1 met with this plank of the definition, and explained why in our initial
>> submission, we made the changes described above in part to further address
>> this concern, by limiting the source code that must be made available
>> subject to this license and adding the option to make the source code
>> available under other open source licenses.
>> Below is a list of changes. The revised license appears after the listed
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>> Substantive changes:
>> --Version number changed from 1 to 2
>> --Date changed to November [____] 2018
>> --Section 13, first sentence: added “or, solely with respect to any
>> programs (other than the Program or a modified version) for which you do
>> not have the right to make the Corresponding Source available under the
>> terms of this License, under the terms of a license that has been approved
>> by the Open Source Initiative or categorized by the Free Software
>> Foundation as free”
>> --Section 13, second paragraph: added “(other than programs that are
>> Major Components or System Libraries)” after “all programs”
>> --Section 13, second paragraph: “storage software and hosting software”
>> changed to “host orchestration software”
>> Non-substantive and conforming changes:
>> --Definition of This License: added “the”
>> --Section 5, last sentence: “Without limiting section 13,” added
>> --Section 8: “or otherwise use” added in two places
>> --Section 9: added “single” before “copy”
>> --Section 9: “use” added to “propagate or modify” and “using” added to
>> “modifying or propagating”
>> --Section 13: “a” replaces “the” in first line of Service Source Code
>> A PLAINTEXT VERSION OF THE LICENSE FOLLOWS:
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>> Copyright © 2018 MongoDB, Inc.
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