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Re: Non-Profit Open Software License 3.0

On 2008-03-28, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> wrote:
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> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> It seems that the IETF Trust uses the "Non-Profit Open Software License
>> 3.0" to license code written as work-for-hire under the auspices of the
>> IETF (presumably this applies to efforts like the IETF Tools Team).
>> The text of the license follows, as extracted from the PDF file linked
>> to from <http://trustee.ietf.org/licenses.html>.
>> Comments are welcome as to whether this license is DFSG-compliant.
> At the least, 1(c) seems problematic:
>> 1) Grant of Copyright License. Licensor grants You a worldwide,
>> royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable license, for the duration of
>> the copyright, to do the following:
> ...
>> c) to distribute or communicate copies of the Original Work and
>> Derivative Works to the public, with the proviso that copies of Original
>> Work or Derivative Works that You distribute or communicate shall be
>> licensed under this Non-Profit Open Software License or as provided in
>> section 17(d);

Isn't that just plain copyleft?


> (Where 17(d) refers to earlier versions of the license.)
> Peter

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