[License-review] For Approval – CERN Open Hardware Licence Version 2– Strongly Reciprocal (SPDX: CERN-OHL-S-2.0); CERN Open Hardware Licence Version 2– Weakly Reciprocal (SPDX: CERN-OHL-W-2.0); CERN Open Hardware Licence Version 2– Permissive (SPDX: CERN-OHL-P-2.0)

Josh Berkus josh at berkus.org
Mon Dec 14 17:51:02 UTC 2020

On 12/13/20 5:52 PM, Pamela Chestek wrote:
> As to Josh's concerns, I read the license for the case where it was used
> solely for software and could find no flaws. It's not a license that I
> think anyone would suggest should be used for a pure software, but it's
> not the only special purpose license we have (CAL comes immediately to
> mind). So while it's a bit of a brain teaser for software, it works as
> far as I can see and there will be no unintended (or anti-open source)
> effects. Josh's criticisms also seem more directed at the explanatory
> materials rather than the license terms per se.

Lemme be clear on my position: I cannot tell if this license is open
source or not because I cannot comprehend the interaction between the
various kinds of "Source" from the license.

So I'm not going to vote against it, but I'm not going to +1 it either.

Josh Berkus

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