[Members] deprecating JOSL at OSI

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Aug 9 10:36:50 CDT 2005

Florian Holzhauer wrote:
> Hi Peter, Hi JSF,
> on Tue, 09 Aug 2005, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>4. If we are going to keep using JOSL as an OSI-recommended license, it 
>>really needs to be rewritten (e.g., it asserts that all code under JOSL 
>>belongs to Jabber Inc.!). I think it is simpler to deprecate it.
> 5. It will cause a lot less trouble to ship jabber-Source in a
> distribution - just have a look at the thread regarding the problems
> with the jabberd-Package in Debian some month ago on jadmin.

Yes. That is one of the main reasons people (both companies and 
open-source projects) are concerned about license proliferation.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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