[License-review] For approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License (Beta 4)

VanL van.lindberg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 17:50:37 UTC 2020

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020, 11:21 AM Josh Berkus <josh at berkus.org> wrote:

> Well, let's thought-experiment this onto a non-crypto project to see how
> it maps.  Imagine that I'm Tobias, lead maintainer of Pretalx conference
> software, and owner of pretalx.com hosting service.  What I want out of
> the license is:
> * reassurance for my customers that I won't "lock up" their data;
> * a guarantee that if someone launches a competeing pretalx hosting
> service, they can't lock up customer data preventing migration either
> * maximizing sharing of any improvements to the code
> Does the CAL do this?

Yes on all counts.

And if anyone has a reason why any of those things would not be true,
please speak up.


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