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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (LEGAL-130) Handling of permissive licenses that are very similar to MIT/BSD/ASL/etc.
Date Sun, 10 May 2015 23:58:00 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-130?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel
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Henri Yandell closed LEGAL-130.
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    Resolution: Fixed

If I felt confident that a license was a limited variant of a category A license, then I'd
go ahead and treat it as such. Otherwise, open a JIRA issue. Depends on your level of comfort
with the license text.

> Handling of permissive licenses that are very similar to MIT/BSD/ASL/etc.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-130
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-130
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Herbert Duerr
>
> A lot of organizations and developers provide their source under permissive licenses
that are not 100% copies of the licenses approved in category A.
> Examples of typical cases can be seen in
>     http://www.math.washington.edu/tex-archive/fonts/utilities/mm/parseAFM.h
>     http://opensource.apple.com/source/X11/X11-0.40/xc/lib/Xrender/Xrender.h
>     https://github.com/martinkahr/apple_remote_control/blob/master/AppleRemote.h
>     http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=sane/sane-backends.git;a=blob;f=include/sane/sane.h;hb=HEAD
>     http://www.twain.org/license.shtm
>     ...
> How should one handle them? Submit a JIRA issue for each file with a license that is
not 100% identical to the ones already categorized or are there general rules to auto-categorize
them?



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