[Whonix-devel] [License-review] For Approval: GPL-3+-with-whonix-additional-terms - GPLv3 with improved, legal protections as per GNU GPL version 3 section 7

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Fri Mar 15 21:06:30 CET 2019

On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 12:50 PM Patrick Schleizer <adrelanos at riseup.net>

> No legal review.


I don't immediately see any non-compliance with the OSD. However, there is
another good reason why I feel the license should be rejected.

I submit that you place developers in danger by promoting a license without
legal review, since they have no idea of what its actual effect might be in
court, and this is thus what we have generally referred to with the
purposefully deprecatory declaration "Crayon License". That you are making
a mashup of what is presumably the work of lawyers isn't really sufficient.

Foregoing the legal review was excusable long ago, indeed the OSD had no
legal review because no lawyer would help us. Today we have folks like Kyle
and Van on this list who have given of their time and are properly admitted
to the Bar. I thus suggest that you actually get a lawyer volunteer to help
you, and resubmit after that.


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