Intel Dropping its Open Source License

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has recently started trying to cut down on license proliferation, due to the increasing number of "open source" licenses that meet the OSI's criteria but prevent use with code licensed under other open source licenses, but the OSI can't do it all on its own. Intel is one of the companies that chose some time ago to develop their own OSI-compliant license rather than use one of the existing, approved licenses like the GPL, LGPL, BSD or MIT licenses. However, Intel has decided to step up and do its part to reduce license proliferation. The company will stop using the Intel Open Source License (IOSL) and ask for it to be removed from future use — though the company will not ask for software to be relicensed if it already carries the IOSL.

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