Request for legal advice from the Node.js Foundation CTC to the Board
- Advice on appropriate LICENSE file format
- Advice on copyright and license blocks at the head of source files
- Advice on npm licensing given that the npm client is bundled with Node.js source and binary downloads:
a. Are there any legal concerns arising from the npm client's new license (https://github.com/npm/npm/blob/master/LICENSE) that will eventually be included in all Node.js release lines.
b. Are there any legal concerns arising from the license as it exists in all current Node.js releases and has existed in the same approximate form since Node.js v0.10.31—specifically: the modification of the Artistic License to include additional terms, the additional terms themselves, and the extension of terms to arbitrarily updatable terms on the npm website.
c. Are there any actions or statements the Foundation needs to make resulting from any concerns that may exist.