Legal Team/Minutes/2012-11-13

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  • Jilayne Lovejoy, OpenLogic
  • Tom Incorvia, Micro Focus
  • Paul Madick, HP
  • Tom Vidal

couple quick updates

  • distributed draft of guildelines for types of licenses to be included (or not included on License List). Tom Vidal drafted first round with Tom Incorvia and Jilayne reviewing.
  • responded to Roger Meier re: Flora license request
  • have not responded to Roger's suggestion re: moving License List to Git (Jilayne to address this)

Discussion re: draft license guidelines

  • focusing on list of characteristics: Vidal explained how he came up with factors - not a set of six, but more like a list of possibilities, how does a license rank on these factors (may not necessarily be mandatory)
    • "provides access to source code" is probably right, but example, re: requiring distribution of source code is not always the case. maybe change language in lead-in to explain this, maybe even use IRS analogy
    • maybe change to description of broad grant of rights; source code accessible.
    • discussion on how to capture "direct license" concept as factor
    • (see edits in document - included below with track changes from today's call.)
    • Tom V. to take edits and provide another revision for next call

Final remark

we need more people attending these calls...