January 2020 License-Review Summary

License-Review mailing list topics for January 2020:

  • Continued discussion on the Mulan PSL V2
  • Continued discussion on the Cryptographic Autonomy License (Beta 4)
  • Resolution of the Vaccine License – Not Approved
  • Continued discussion on the BSD-1-Clause [Legacy]
  • Resolution of the CasperLabs Open Source License (COSL) – Considered Withdrawn

Continued discussion on the Mulan PSL V2

Suggested improvements to the text in the license in around grammar, clarity of intentions, and legal matters

Revised license submission

Continued discussion on the Cryptographic Autonomy License (Beta 4)

Questions on the license use, promulgation, and contributions

Issue regarding proprietary relicensing seemingly being the primary use case

Questions with regards to OSD compliance and user freedom, as well as further viewpoints and considerations with regards to data exportability 

Statement that it is OSD compliant and that arguments against it are too situation-specific

Resolution of the Vaccine License – Not Approved

Decision that the Vaccine License does not conform to the OSD, specifically OSD 5 regarding user discrimination, and does not assure user freedom. 

Continued discussion on the BSD-1-Clause [Legacy]

Argument that all that use the license should just be relicensed under the BSD License since multiple identical licenses hinders freedom due to their costs

Clarification that as a legacy submission, the submitter has no power over the license and that there are significant logistical issues with regards to push a change

Resolution of the CasperLabs Open Source License (COSL) – Considered Withdrawn

Decision that the license is considered withdrawn due to non-responsiveness and the criticisms that were brought up 

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