[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)

Pamela Chestek pamela.chestek at opensource.org
Tue Dec 15 01:23:45 UTC 2020

Thanks for the clarification.


On 12/14/20 12:51 PM, Josh Berkus wrote:
> 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.
Pamela S. Chestek
Chair, License Committee
Open Source Initiative

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