[License-discuss] CPOL 1.02

Lawrence Rosen lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Wed Apr 4 23:32:09 UTC 2012


The CPOL 1.02 license was discussed on this list in 2009. [1, and see
attached.) As far as I can tell from reading my old emails and reviewing the
OSI license list, it was never approved by OSI. Richard Fontana said this
about it on 10/5/2009:

 

This license recently came to our attention at Red Hat. The CPOL fails to
meet the Open Source Definition (and Free Software Definition) in numerous
ways. I've already been in contact with people at codeproject.com about
this. 

 

Yet Black Duck reports that this is the 8th most popular open source
license. [1]

 

Popularity isn't all that matters!

 

/Larry

 

[1] http://www.codeproject.com/info/cpol10.aspx

[2] http://osrc.blackducksoftware.com/data/licenses/ 

 

 

Lawrence Rosen

Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm (www.rosenlaw.com) 

3001 King Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA 95482

Cell: 707-478-8932

 

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