> On Aug 23, 2019, at 6:24 AM, Sage Gerard <s...@sagegerard.com> wrote: > > Has someone tried to release an open source Racket project under a license > that enforces paid commercial use of that project? Light Googling suggests > this would be antithetical to the LGPL if not open source in general, but > https://download.racket-lang.org/license.html > <https://download.racket-lang.org/license.html> says "the Racket license does > not restrict you at all."
I am a lawyer, and I remain mostly mystified about Racket's licensing / IP ownership status since it joined Software Freedom Conservancy in June 2018. In some cases, SFC takes ownership of trademarks and copyrights  which means that in terms of license interpretation & enforcement, assumedly the buck would now stop with them. Did SFC do so in this case? No idea. Before the switch, Karen Sandler from SFC circulated  a template agreement  but AFAIK the actual agreement that Racket's core team signed, and the details thereof, has never been shared with the community. (Can it? Should it? Not my call. Or did I miss it?) Furthermore, the original SFC/Racket press release mentioned a "newly formed Project Leadership Committee"  — there's never been any mention of who's on this committee, or whether their responsibilities involve licensing. Lingering elsewhere: the relicensing project that commenced more than 2.5 years ago  — not clear whether under the SFC this effort is alive, dead, or what. Of course, Galaxy's Edge took 3 yrs to build, so maybe I'm being unreasonably impatient. (BTW though I do not redistribute Racket, there's often a certain amount of modified Racket code in packages I maintain, therefore the limitations on Racket code also limit the licensing of my packages. Other things being equal I'd rather use a license more liberal than the LGPL.)  https://sfconservancy.org/about/ <https://sfconservancy.org/about/>  https://groups.google.com/d/msg/racket-dev/QeYN6uZBWBc/qAbUb_mWBwAJ  https://sfconservancy.org/projects/apply/ConservancyFSATemplate.pdf <https://sfconservancy.org/projects/apply/ConservancyFSATemplate.pdf>  https://sfconservancy.org/news/2018/jun/12/racketjoins/ <https://sfconservancy.org/news/2018/jun/12/racketjoins/>  https://github.com/racket/racket/issues/1570 <https://github.com/racket/racket/issues/1570> -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/11A6C2ED-604A-4904-9A3E-AE5305A5450A%40mbtype.com.