Subject: RE: Opt-Out OVPL?
From: "Wilson, Andrew" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 22:55:09 -0800

 Sun, 13 Nov 2005 22:55:09 -0800
David Barrett wrote:

> Specifically, I'm proposing the contributor be given the option of 
> releasing code under either:
> - the existing license (with grant-back in place), or
> - a modified license that is identical in all respects except that the

> initial developer is given no special treatment (in effect, the CDDL +

> drafting improvements).

From a compliance point of view, opt-in might be better than
opt-out; e.g., have a contributor agree to opt-in to giving
a license back to the ID by signing and returning a copy of the license.

This gives the ID an audit trail (important, I would think, 
for an ID who is incorporating contributor code into
a proprietary product).

Net, this would make OVPL a slightly updated CDDL, with a built-in,
optional, contributor's agreement.  Novel, and a potentially
useful addition to the world of open source licensing, I would think.

Andy Wilson
Intel Open Source Technology Center