Re: RFS: ognl
Matthew Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I don't like:
> * 5. Products derived from this software may not be called
> * "OpenSymphony"
> * or "OGNL", nor may "OpenSymphony" or "OGNL" appear in their
> * name, without prior written permission of the OpenSymphony
> * Group.
> since we are, arguably, distributing a derivative work and if we ever
> patch it then we certainly are. I've CC'd debian-legal to get slightly
> wider comments on the matter.
> For debian-legal readers, the full licence is below.
I really dislike that license clause as well, but the PHP license also has
that clause and it's in main. So it doesn't appear to make the package
non-free in the opinion of the ftp-masters. It looks like OpenSymphony
just copied the PHP license (which is a shame, since it's a crappy
license). Here's the equivalent clause in the PHP license:
4. Products derived from this software may not be called "PHP", nor
may "PHP" appear in their name, without prior written permission
from email@example.com. You may indicate that your software works in
conjunction with PHP by saying "Foo for PHP" instead of calling
it "PHP Foo" or "phpfoo"
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>