Subject: Re: QuantLib License 1.0 submitted for OSD branding
From: "Karsten M. Self" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 21:23:06 -0800
Fri, 11 Jan 2002 21:23:06 -0800
on Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 06:49:42PM -0800, David Johnson ( wrote:
> On Friday 11 January 2002 02:04 am, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > > There is no need to. It now follows the approved BSD license. In my
> > > *layman* opinion, you have met all the requirements for OSI
> > > certification.
> >
> > In  my  lay opinion, any language change must be approved, but the
> > approval should be trivial.
> From the BSD license at OSI: "The following is a BSD license template.
> To generate your own license, change the values of OWNER, ORGANIZATION
> and YEAR from their original values as given here, and substitute your
> own."
> From what I can see, that's all the QuantLib license did. This creates
> a new license, but it's a new license for the software, not
> necessarily a new license that needs approval.
> Otherwise, *everyone* that uses the BSD license needs to acquire
> separate OSI approval for their software.

Thanks, I'd missed that.

Karsten M. Self <>
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