Subject: Re: please discuss EU DataGrid
From: "david presotto" <presotto@closedmind.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 19:51:29 -0400

I can't see that it does anything in violation of the OSD.  I like it better
than
my own in fact.  Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to get our lawyers to
allow
anything without an indemnity clause, termination clause, ...

In general, I don't like to see in such documents URL's or email addresses
because both tend to be too ephemeral, but that isn't a problem with the
OSD.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Russell Nelson" <nelson@crynwr.com>
To: <license-discuss@opensource.org>
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 3:32 PM
Subject: please discuss EU DataGrid


> This license has been sitting around for over a month, and nobody has
> said anything.  Maybe it's because it's obviously open source, but as
> committee members, I'd like to hear it explicitly from your mouths (or
> keyboards rather) to report back to the board.
>
> It's actually a fairly interesting license.  It's very like the
> modified BSD license in that you can do anything you want including
> relicense.  Where it gets interesting is that if you publish changes
> and DON'T require a written license for your derivative work, you are
> granting a license back to the original licensor.  This is a neat
> variant on the original APSL's intent of "If you deploy, you must
> publish and tell us."  It says "If you publish without instructions to
> the contrary, we get a license."  I think the FSF will consider this a
> free software license as well.
>
> Anyway, could I hear some discussion of it?
>
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