Subject: discuss: OpenMap Software License
From: Bill Mackiewicz <>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 11:33:10 -0500

[ Please discuss this license.  -russ ]

Good morning,

I'd like to submit the OpenMap Software License for approval by OSI.  This is a 
license that we've used for the past few years to cover the use of our software 
as produced by our company, BBN Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This license may be posted to the license-discuss mailing list under my name.

The OpenMap Software License is most similar to the OSI-approved Artistic 
license, and has been modified slightly to conform to business requirements of 
our Contracts and legal departments, mainly to protect our intellectual property 
and ensure that software submitted to us for inclusion is indeed the property of 
the submitter.  We believe that the license interacts with other licenses like 
the Artistic license.

Thank you very much for your consideration of our license.  We believe in 
participating in the open source process, and would appreciate the opportunity 
to be OSI-certified.  If there are any questions, please feel free to let me know.

Bill Mackiewicz

Bill Mackiewicz                              
BBN Technologies                        Distributed Systems & Logistics
10 Moulton Street                                        (617) 873-4840
Cambridge, MA  02138                   

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