[License-review] Approval: Open Innovation License v2.0

Russell Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Tue Dec 29 20:18:47 UTC 2020

On 12/28/20 5:33 PM, Andrew Nassief wrote:
> I am still confused though in regards to the problems this license 
> version has. The preamble states a specific company statement that is 
> reworded in a way that requires nobody to agree with it. The rest of 
> the license promotes free and open source code and redistribution.

Then why have the preamble?

What problem are you trying to solve?

Maybe you don't want bad people to get your software? Sorry, but no 
OSI-approved license is going to restrict the distribution of software 
to bad people.

Maybe you don't want people to do bad things with your software? Sorry, 
but copyright licenses cannot restrict use. They can only restrict 

My fear is that the problem isn't with the terms of your license. The 
problem is that what you want to do is against the goals of the Open 
Source Initiative. What you want to do, we consider unethical.

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