new license to review

bruce at bruce at
Fri May 7 19:38:58 UTC 1999

From: Russell Nelson <nelson at>
> 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.

Hear, Hear!

We are in danger of tying ourselves up in red tape as we are saddled with
more licenses, and their incompatibility, every day. The OSI should act
to discourage license proliferation when possible, lest it do itself and
its community a disservice. 



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