Public Comment on CERN OHL 2.0 Licenses
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OSCom has currently approved three licenses for use by IEEE SA OPEN projects: the Apache v2.0 license, the BSD-3 Clause license, and the CERN Open Hardware License (OHL) v1.2. (Note: The CERN OHL license is not approved for use in open source incorporated into standards.)
CERN released version 2.0 of their OHL in March of 2020. OHL 2.0 consists of three licenses: a strongly-reciprocal, a weakly-reciprocal, and a permissive version. In January of 2021, the Open Source Initiative recognized all three of these licenses as Certified Licenses in the Special Purposes category. IEEE SA has forwarded this suite of three licenses for review by OSCOM. This brief slidedeck explains the Standards Association's approval process for new licenses and license updates.
OSCom is now considering adopting all three versions of the CERN 2.0 OHL for use by IEEE SA OPEN and would appreciate your feedback on these licenses. Please feel free to leave a comment below. We would appreciate feedback prior to June 18, 2021.
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