Subject: Re: compatibility and the OSD
From: Ernest Prabhakar <prabhaka@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 16:32:42 -0700

I don't see anything in here that would violate the OSD. I agree with 
whoever said that it would be cleaner to just make 1b. refer explicitly 
to the  modified BSD license, since that's trivially re-licensable and 
potentially less confusing, but that's mostly for your own protection.

-- Ernie P.
IANAL, IANAAL, TINLA, etc.


On Sep 20, 2004, at 4:24 PM, Bob Scheifler wrote:

> For the avoidance of doubt (I hope), here's a more fleshed out license
> (IANAL, this is still a sketch). Does the Simplistic Compatibility 
> License
> conflict with the OSD?
>
> 			Simplistic Compatibility License
>
> "License" means <this license>.
>
> "Original Work" means <the Source Code, Test Suite, and Test Suite
> Documentation made available under this License>.
>
> "Derivative Work" means <derivative work of Original Work>.
>
> "Source Code" means <code in Source Form>.
>
> "Source Form" means <source form>.
>
> "Executable Form" means <executable form, containing no code in Source 
> Form>.
>
> "Test Suite" means <a test suite in Executable Form, identified as 
> such>.
>
> "Test Suite Documentation" means <documentation for the Test Suite,
> identified as such>.
>
> "Compatible" means <passes the unmodified Test Suite, using the
> procedures specified in the unmodified Test Suite Documentation>.
>
> "You" (or "Your") means <you (or your)>.
>
> 1. You are granted a perpetual, world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free
>    license to make copies of the Original Work, prepare Derivative 
> Works,
>    publicly display and perform the Original Work, and distribute 
> copies
>    of the Original Work and Derivative Works, subject to the following:
>
>    a. The Original Work can only be distributed under this License.
>
>    b. A Compatible Derivative Work in Executable Form can be
>       distributed under a license of Your choosing.
>
>    c. Any other Derivative Work can only be distributed under this 
> License
>       as the combination of Source Code, unmodified Test Suite, and
>       unmodified Test Suite Documentation.
>
> - Bob
>