January 2020 License-Discuss Summary

License-Discuss mailing list topics for January 2020:

  • Dual Licensing
  • Copyright on APIs
  • Decision process regarding license review submissions
  • AGPL evaluation and real-world license testing
  • ZFS Kernel Code on Linux

Dual Licensing
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021191.html

Centralizing copyright licensing and not centralizing copyrights themselves 
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021192.html

Single entity open source business model
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021204.html

Copyright on APIs
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021193.html

Doubt on article assumptions due to machine-readable interface description in the source code
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021194.html

Decision process regarding license review submissions
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021195.html

Suggestion to postpone OSI evaluation of new licenses until after some time of practical use
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021199.html

The role of the OSI and defining norms
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021201.html

Writing down all rules would be divisive and further enable bad actors 
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021207.html

Postponing evaluation means ignoring and that the current OSI certification process is fine and shouldn’t be changed because of one license being reviewed. Introduce retiring licenses or have a category of "open source but not recommended."
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021203.html

It is undesirable to have the OSI determine which licenses are better than others
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021208.html

Concern with interim naming of a license while it is in use but before OSI evaluation
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021212.html

AGPL evaluation and real-world license testing
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021197.html

Copyleft-next is engaging in a public drafting process
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021198.html

ZFS Kernel Code on Linux
https://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss_lists.opensource.org/2020-January/021215.html