Re: Open Software License v2.1
On 2004-09-13 03:39:39 +0100 Glenn Maynard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
"This License shall terminate automatically and You may no longer
exercise any of the rights granted to You by this License as of the
You commence an action, including a cross-claim or counterclaim,
Licensor or any licensee alleging that the Original Work infringes a
The new clause may still not satisfy everyone, but it's much better:
no longer forbids all patent action against Licensor; in fact, it no
longer makes a special case of the Licensor at all.
It is a great step forwards: it no longer contaminates other software.
Sadly, as written, it still seems to terminate a copyright licence as
a consequence of patent-based action, even in self-defence. Until I'm
shown harder facts about copyright misuse and trademark misuse in each
law this licence is used in, I'm still uncomfortable with this idea.
There also appears to be a choice of venue, which I still consider a
arbitrary charge option on the licensee. It is balanced by a fees
clause, but the side with deeper pockets still has the advantage,
MJR/slef My Opinion Only and not of any group I know
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