new license to review

Russell Nelson nelson at
Fri May 7 17:25:45 UTC 1999

Someone wrote, and they weren't the only one:
 > Why the sighs Russ?  If we wanted only one license for software, I'm
 > sure Microsoft would be glad to assist :-).

Because it doesn't seem all that different from existing licenses, and
because license proliferation inhibits code reuse.  The major effect
of Open Source code is to reduce the transaction cost of using it.

-russ nelson <rn-sig at>
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