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Re: EllisLab, Inc. CodeIgniter license

Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote: [...]
> In conclusion, I think this license has three main issues:
>  * clause 4, which could force identity disclosure (thus failing DFSG#1)
>  * clause 6, which goes beyond what is permitted by DFSG#4
>  * indemnification clause, which could possibly fail some DFSG

I broadly agree with the above conclusion.  Clause 4 and the
indemnification clause seem like lawyerbombs (things which would be
unpredictable until decided in court), but I think clause 6 is more
specific than the three-letter "PHP" combination, so not as much of a

> My advice is to try and persuade upstream to adopt a well-known and
> widespread Free Software license, such as the 3-clause BSD license, for
> instance.

Yes, I'd try that.
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