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From Shane Curcuru <...@shanecurcuru.org>
Subject Re: "Modified Apache 2.0 License"
Date Wed, 24 May 2017 01:25:41 GMT
Felix Meschberger wrote on 5/19/17 4:53 AM:
> Hi all
> 
> Just stumbled up this „Modified Apache 2.0 License“: https://github.com/wg/wrk/blob/master/LICENSE

Question: before this question, has anyone reading this list ever seen,
or heard of anyone being confused by, one of these "Modified Apache
License"s anywhere?

See also:

  http://graphics.pixar.com/opensubdiv/license.html

This "Modified" version is reproduced in a number of graphical
processing software packages, likely related to Pixar's use.  It simply
replaces section 6, by subtly changing the wording twice.

* Apache (original)
6. Trademarks. This License does not grant permission to use the trade
names, trademarks, service marks, or product names of the Licensor,
except as required for reasonable and customary use in describing the
origin of the Work and reproducing the content of the NOTICE file.

* Pixar (modified)
6. Trademarks. This License does not grant permission to use the trade
names, trademarks, service marks, or product names of the Licensor and
its affiliates, except as required to comply with Section 4(c) of the
License and to reproduce the content of the NOTICE file.

- Pixar adds "...and its affiliates" after Licensor, which seems wholly
superfluous since no trademark rights are granted anywhere anyways.

- Pixar changes from our "...for reasonable and customary use in
describing the origin of the Work" into their own "...to comply with
Section 4(c) of the License".  I can see some lawyers believing that
this makes the trademark carve-out stricter and more precise.  But
again, since no trademark rights are granted elsewhere in the license,
this also seems superfluous.

-- 

- Shane
  https://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/resources

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