Re: VOCAL (Vovidia Communications License)
On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 09:26:10AM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > * 4. Products derived from this software may not be called "VOCAL", nor
> > * may "VOCAL" appear in their name, without prior written
> > * permission of Vovida Networks, Inc.
> This license appears to be identical to the Apache License, version 1.1,
> with the names changed and clause 3 (an advertising clause) removed. It
> looks to be a DFSG-Free license. Clause 4 makes it GPL-incompatible, so
> be sure it doesn't link to any GPLed software.
I wonder why we considered clause #4 to be free; it seems a little overreaching.
It prohibits code reuse with any projects with names like "Vocal Minority" or
"Vocalize". (This isn't an objection; just curiosity.)