Hello legal folks, I would like some opinions on a license called Nagios Open Software License, used in nrdp (Review request: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi? id=1284132).
It has "open" in the name and the preambule look good ("to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software") but some of the conditions are dubious, specifically Point 3: "may not be forked" and Point 6: "The Software may only be used in conjunction with products, projects, and other software distributed by the Company." It it Fedora-compatible? Full text below: Nagios Open Software License Version 1.3 ---------------------------------------- Copyright (c) 2010-2016 Nagios Enterprises, LLC Nagios Enterprises, LLC (the "Company") hereby grants, free of charge, to any person, company, or legal entity (each a "User") obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software (each a "Use"), and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: 1. The above copyright notice and this license shall be included in its entirety in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. 2. The copyright notices and attribution information included in the Software may not be altered or removed. 3. The Software may not be Forked. "Forking" and "to Fork" means to create or distribute a product or a derivative work of the object or source code of the Software under a new or different brand. 4. Any Use of the Software is subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of the Nagios Trademark Use Restrictions, which are incorporated herein by reference and can be viewed online at http://www.nagios.com/legal/ trademarks/ 5. Any Contribution of materials to the Software by any User is subject to, and signifies, either explicitly or implicitly, the User's acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Nagios Contributor Agreement, which are incorporated herein by reference and can be viewed online at http:// www.nagios.com/legal/contributoragreement/. "Contribution" means any source code, object code, patch, tool, sample, graphic, specification, manual, documentation, or any other material posted or submitted by a User to the Company, directly or indirectly, via the Company's websites, forums, email lists, or other methods of communication. 6. The Software may only be used in conjunction with products, projects, and other software distributed by the Company. Any standalone use of the Software, or use of the Software in conjunction with products, projects, or other software not authored or distributed by the Company - including third- party software that competes with the offerings of Company - is strictly prohibited and is a direct violation of the terms of the license. 7. This license is not intended to restrict any other rights that may be granted to you by other software and associated documentation files that may be included in the Software. If the Software is considered to be a collective work under U.S. copyright laws, the terms of this license do not apply to other contributions of the collective work unless stated otherwise. 8. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) OR OTHER ACTION, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE. 9. The terms of this license are subject to the User's compliance with all terms of this license. In the event that any term or condition is violated by the User, the terms of this license terminate and the User shall not have any rights they otherwise might have been granted under this license. _______________________________________________ legal mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe send an email to legal-le...@lists.fedoraproject.org