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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.)

Glenn Maynard

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