Re: AROS License DFSG ok?
>Gürkan Sengün <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Is the AROS license DFSG ok?
Michael Poole wrote:
>Some people believe that this kind of termination clause violates the
Clause 8.2a terminates rights to the Contributor Version if you allege in a
lawsuit that the Contributor Version violates a patent. Most of us think
this is OK... (If that's all it does, of course.)
However, 8.2b terminates rights when you sue a Participant alleging that
*anything* infringes any patent.
As far as I know, *nobody* thinks that is OK. For instance, it could be over
Participant's use of your patent for extracting aluminum from ore.
So the license is definitely not DFSG-free.
The clauses in 3.4 may also be problematic, but I haven't looked at the
license too closely.
6.2 is an undesirable clause, though not DFSG-free.