[License-review] Approval Request - ViraTrace Public Source License 1.0

Pamela Chestek pamela.chestek at opensource.org
Thu Dec 10 01:56:25 UTC 2020

Hi Wayne,

Under "Rationale," can you explain what about this license is suited for 
your business model when other existing licenses aren't? What does it 
accomplish that no other license does?

Can you tell us how it differs from the APSL?

Why is the license category "non-reusable"? That's not a category we are 
inclined to use for a new license. One of the value of the licenses is 
that they are reusable, so it would be helpful to understand why your 
license isn't designed for others to use yet is covers a situation that 
no other license covers.


Pamela Chestek
Chair, License Committee
Open Source Initiative

On 11/30/2020 5:14 PM, Wayne Thornton wrote:
> Attached is the Plaintext copy of the proposed ViraTrace Public Source 
> License (v 1.0).
> Rationale: ViraTrace is an independent software development company 
> with proprietary and open source code which may be used commercially 
> by the company. No other license fits our business model closely 
> enough to be of benefit.
> Distinguish: This license is very similar in context to the APSL (v 1.0).
> Legal Review: NONE
> Proliferation Category: Non-Reusable License
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