Subject: For Approval: ACE License
From: Ken Sedgwick <ken@bonsai.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 17:36:39 -0800
Sat, 26 Feb 2005 17:36:39 -0800
Greetings,

My name is Ken Sedgwick.  I am a volunteer package maintainer working
to get the ACE and TAO software libraries into standard Linux
distribution.  I am not a lawyer.

The Fedora Extras (Linux Distribution) team has requested that newly
submitted packages have OSI approved software licenses.  The ACE folks
were agreeable to my submission of the ACE License for OSI
certification.

The plain text copy of the license is attached to this message.

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Most Similar License

The ACE License is most similar to the "New BSD License".  It has been
in force for many years and over 1000 developers have contributed to
the library under this license.  I don't think changing the license is
practical at this point.

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Use in Conjunction with Other Licenses

The ACE License does not appear to be incompatible with other open
source licenses.

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Many thanks in advance.

Ken

-- 
Ken Sedgwick
Bonsai Software, Inc.
(510) 610-4162
ken+5a4@bonsai.com



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  Copyright and Licensing Information for ACE(TM), TAO(TM), CIAO(TM), and
  CoSMIC(TM)
  
   [1]ACE(TM), [2]TAO(TM), [3]CIAO(TM), and [4]CoSMIC(TM) (henceforth
   referred to as "DOC software") are copyrighted by [5]Douglas C.
   Schmidt and his [6]research group at [7]Washington University,
   [8]University of California, Irvine, and [9]Vanderbilt University,
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   DOC software. Note, however, that you may not do anything to the DOC
   software code, such as copyrighting it yourself or claiming authorship
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   distributed freely using an open-source development model. You needn't
   inform anyone that you're using DOC software in your software, though
   we encourage you to let [11]us know so we can promote your project in
   the [12]DOC software success stories..
   
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   including the warranties of design, merchantability, and fitness for a
   particular purpose, noninfringement, or arising from a course of
   dealing, usage or trade practice. Moreover, DOC software is provided
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   University, UC Irvine, Vanderbilt University, their employees, or
   students to assist in its use, correction, modification, or
   enhancement. A [13]number of companies around the world provide
   commercial support for DOC software, however. DOC software is
   Y2K-compliant, as long as the underlying OS platform is Y2K-compliant.
   
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   employees, and students shall have no liability with respect to the
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   software or any part thereof. Moreover, in no event will Washington
   University, UC Irvine, or Vanderbilt University, their employees, or
   students be liable for any lost revenue or profits or other special,
   indirect and consequential damages.
   
   The [14]ACE, [15]TAO, [16]CIAO, and [17]CoSMIC web sites are
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   The names ACE(TM), TAO(TM), CIAO(TM), CoSMIC(TM), Washington
   University, UC Irvine, and Vanderbilt University, may not be used to
   endorse or promote products or services derived from this source
   without express written permission from Washington University, UC
   Irvine, or Vanderbilt University. Further, products or services
   derived from this source may not be called ACE(TM), TAO(TM), CIAO(TM),
   or CoSMIC(TM) nor may the name Washington University, UC Irvine, or
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   permission from Washington University, UC Irvine, and Vanderbilt
   University.
   
   If you have any suggestions, additions, comments, or questions, please
   let [22]me know.
   
   [23]Douglas C. Schmidt
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References

   1. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE.html
   2. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/TAO.html
   3. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/CIAO/
   4. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/cosmic/
   5. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/~schmidt/
   6. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE-members.html
   7. http://www.wustl.edu/
   8. http://www.uci.edu/
   9. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/
  10. http://www.the-it-resource.com/Open-Source/Licenses.html
  11. mailto:doc_group@cs.wustl.edu
  12. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE-users.html
  13. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/commercial-support.html
  14. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE.html
  15. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/TAO.html
  16. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/CIAO/
  17. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/cosmic/
  18. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/
  19. http://www.isis.vanderbilt.edu/
  20. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/doc-center.html
  21. http://www.opensource.org/
  22. mailto:d.schmidt@vanderbilt.edu
  23. http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/~schmidt/
  24. http://www.cs.wustl.edu/ACE.html