[unrev-II] Open Source License revisit

From: Jack Park (jackpark@verticalnet.com)
Date: Tue Jan 09 2001 - 12:02:37 PST

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    This is the web page of the jabber license. The following paragraph makes
    clear a very important point:
    "In addition, there are some nuances that the JOSL protects but the MPL
    doesn't. The major difference between the JOSL and the MPL is in making sure
    that third parties cannot claim patent infringement against the Licensor by
    downloading and using the product in the first place! This is a pretty
    subtle point (except to those who have to manage intellectual property
    rights). All in all, the JOSL is intended to be a well-written open source
    license that builds on the strengths of the MPL while including some subtle
    improvements of an "evolutionary" nature. We at Jabber.com believe that the
    JOSL - or a general Open Source License derived from the JOSL - will give
    Open <http://www.jabber.com/open_source/enterprise.shtml> Source
    Enterprises the greatest possible freedom to provide the most beneficial
    software possible. "
    The verbiage in the preamble at http://www.jabber.com/license/index.shtml
    "If you assert any patent claims against the Licensor relating to the
    Licensed Product, or if you breach any terms of the License, your rights to
    the Licensed Product under this License automatically terminate."
    All in all, it seems that everyone ought to read the entire page and look
    closer at the JOSL license. It's origin is MPL.

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