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Use Oracle's UPL, Abandon Your Intellectual Property

rjmarvin (3001897) writes | about 2 months ago

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rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Recently, Oracle submitted the new Universal Permissive License (UPL) for approval to the Open Source Initiative (OSI), claiming the UPL filled the need for a permissive, MIT-style open-source license with explicit patent grants. At a high level, the UPL copyright and patent licenses are overly broad http://sdt.bz/71327. They extend to current and future versions of both the UPL-licensed code as well as any software or hardware identified in a file included with the UPL-licensed code, there is no requirement that the UPL-licensed code be associated in any way with the software or hardware included in the file in order to use the expensive license, and there is no defensive termination clause under the UPL."

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