[License-review] Approval: OIN License (Open Innovation License)

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Sun Dec 27 16:53:06 UTC 2020

Andrew Nassief dixit:

>Hi, the usage of difficult words doesn't break OSD standards and that

Of course it doesn’t (but some legislations require user agreements
to be written in comprehensible language), merely pointing out that
this does not seem to be well thought-out / written.

>Also, I don't know of many
>cultures that require you to agree to create technology for the sake of
>destroying humanity

Don’t twist my words around!

Your requirement, even if not _legally_ binding, will be morally
binding, which may be even more restrictive.

Your wording requires(!) any distributor(!) to ⓐ positively begin
either building or releasing “technology for the betterment of humanity”
even if they don’t engage in building or releasing *any* technology.

This is a requirement much beyond the scope of the work to be licenced.

And I haven’t even started on the next sentences.

Skipping the almost incomprehensible one, we have…

>>>They agree at goodwill to promote the advancement of
>>>humanity and civilization as a whole. They agree to a sense of
>>>adventurement, edification, and the expansion of the human mind.

… which certainly fails the Chinese Dissident test by requiring them
to go out and actively promote things that their government probably
doesn’t like them to promote.

These are merely specific issues with your proposal. The entire proposal
is, however, attempting to be thought‑ if not behaviour-controlling and
therefore so massively out of scope that OSD compliance is lightyears

>Nonetheless, if I do a license by license analysis as Roland suggested,
>which I will do extremely soon, I may be able to argue that

The OSD applies to licences, not the OSI process.
You’re pulling at straws, which shows you’re not actually interested
in complying with either the OSD or Open Source values, only in
promoting your way of thinking.

Veto and EOT from me.

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when God enlightens him. Or only God invents algorithms, we merely copy them.
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