Subject: License Committee Report v2
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 23:26:30 -0400

[ note the addition of the Adaptive Public License at the end.  There
have STILL not been sufficient comments on the Adaptive Public
License.  -russ ]

I'm the chair of the license approval committee.  This is my report
for the current set of licenses under discussion.  If anybody
disagrees with my assessment of the committee's conclusions, say so
promptly.

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Restricts license termination to only if the original work is alleged
to infringe a patent.

Title: OSL/AFL version 2.1 submitted for approval
Submission: http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:msp:8002:fdhkogbdmecjfdifioea
License: www.rosenlaw.com/osl2.1.html
License: www.rosenlaw.com/afl2.1.html
Comments:
  John Cowan gives it the thumbs up with no comments.
  The redline is at   www.rosenlaw.com/osl2.1-redline.pdf
Recommend: approval.

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There is much discussion spent deciding whether NASA can copyright
software at all.  The license itself says that no copyright is claimed
in the United States.

Title: NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA) version 1.3
Original Submission:
	http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:mss:7698:200402:jfdgbalgdhgblndpmljm
Re-Submission:
	http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:msp:7999:ieccombmcpkdjmpppfil
License: http://www.nas.nasa.gov/Research/Software/Open-Source/NASA_Open_Source_Agreement_1.3.txt
Comments:
  John Cowan did a complete re-review of it and found that the
  previous concerns had been addressed.
Recommend: approval.

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The author wants to control software which is merely written to work
in conjunction with this software.

Title: Open Project Public License (OPPL) 
Submission: http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:mss:7926:200403:flibooikigifnhkciclb
License: http://nextco.net/~matti/awaiting_approval.htm
Comments:
  John Cowan is not enthusiastic about it.
    http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:mss:7981:200403:flibooikigifnhkciclb
  Neither is Alex Rousskov.
    http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:mss:7983:200403:flibooikigifnhkciclb
Recommend: turn it down.

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Title: Eclipse Public License - v 1.0 
Submission: http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:mss:7933:okcnnifeagbhadopkkoe
License: http://www.eclipse.org/org/documents/epl-v10.html
Comments:
  Ernie and Rod both point out that since the only change is removing
    the patent termination, that that doesn't affect its compliance
    with OSD.
Recommend: approval.

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Unfortunately, even after two tries there have been insufficient
comments on the Adaptive Public License.  Maybe the third's the charm?

Title:  Adaptive Public License
Submission:  http://www.crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:mss:6913:200305:bogcdnbbhnfbgpdeahob
License:  http://www.mamook.net/APL.html

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