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From Luis Villa <l...@lu.is>
Subject Re: New versions of CC licenses
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2013 04:34:41 GMT
On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 7:25 PM, Lawrence Rosen <lrosen@rosenlaw.com> wrote:

> > based on what I know of ... what the embedded device/media-handling
> > device world assumes about Apache software, the addition of 2.5/3.0
> > to Category A was in error.
> Please explain what that device/media-handling world assumes about Apache
> software.

That the licenses software released by the Apache project is licensed under
(i.e., Category A) are as or more permissive than AL 2.0 - i.e., no
significant limitations on use other than attribution. (The CC TPM clause
has historically been a significant limitation for many modern use cases.)

> Is there something specific on our website that leads to those

That licenses permissible for "being a dependency to an Apache product"
must be "similar in terms" to the Apache License[1]; with the common
understanding being that the key measure of "similarity" is permissiveness,
as that is widely considered to be the most important and distinctive
feature of the Apache License.


[1] http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-a

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