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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: JSON License and Apache Projects
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:11:38 GMT


On 11/23/16, 7:26 AM, "Paul Libbrecht" <paul@hoplahup.net> wrote:

>
>On 23 Nov 2016, at 16:10, Jim Jagielski <jim@jaguNET.com> wrote:
>> Something can't be called Open Source unless it is, well, Open Source
>> and OSI (and the FSF) are the ones who determine what is and is not.
>
>I’ve seen lawyers dispute the OSI right to define that a license is an
>open-source license.
>
>I agree with Sam that we should claim that the foundation has deemed it
>not open-source and not that OSI has, and maybe assert that the reason
>was non-verifiability.

I thought the reason was the "no evil" clause.  Why can't we say that that
clause was too open to interpretation to be meet the ASF requirement of
"brain-dead easy to consume"?

BTW, has anybody approached json.org to see if they would change their
license?

-Alex


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