Re: License File for Open Source Repositories

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Sun, 25 December 2016 02:52 UTC

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Subject: Re: License File for Open Source Repositories
To: Dave Taht <dave.taht@gmail.com>, joel jaeggli <joelja@bogus.com>
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From: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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Dave,
On 25/12/2016 14:58, Dave Taht wrote:

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> The non-answer seems to be that OSI has not been consulted.

The choice of licence for IETF contributions, including the code
content of contributions, did involve quite a bit of consultation.
No doubt there is some memory of that in the relevant list archives,
which led to the OSI approving the non-profit-osl-3 and then to the
sad observation that it wasn't, in the end, suitable[*], so simplified BSD
was the final choice by the Trust.

[*] e.g. https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/ietf/IRAHshoaNxUBou2pvOUOElshrj8

Happy holidays,

    Brian