One question I’ve been thinking about is whether we should consider moving DeepChem to an Apache 2.0 license instead of an MIT license. The permissions and use are similar for commercial users, but with an important shift that contributors provide an explicit grant of patent rights. As DeepChem is being used for larger commercial endeavors, I think we’ll face more patent issues and I’m concerned that without an explicit patent carve-out we could face issues in the future.
Raising this issue to start a discussion. @peastman I’d love your opinion here in particular since you have a lot of experience with open source issues