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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-463) Can UNLICENSE to be added to Category A?
Date Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:37:00 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-463:
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Noting that the Unlicense is not OSI-approved.

This StackExchange link suggests its due to the quality of the license; though I'm not sure
it was ever officially requested:

    [https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/147111/what-is-wrong-with-the-unlicense]

[This is a vague 3rd reason why something can fail to get OSI-approved:

"(c) the license is problematic for nonsubstantive reasons (for example, it is poorly drafted
or significantly duplicative of one or more existing OSI-approved licenses)"]

Nevertheless, I think it still makes sense to add it. We don't say something must be OSI-approved;
just that it must meet the OSD.

> Can UNLICENSE to be added to Category A?
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-463
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-463
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Christofer Dutz
>            Priority: Major
>
> I've stumbled over some code we would like to use a tiny fraction of in Apache PLC4X.
> The license seems to be very liberal. 
> [https://github.com/bkiers/tiny-language-antlr4/blob/master/UNLICENSE]
> Could you please confirm this is a category A license?



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