new license to review
mark-osi at firinn.org
Mon May 17 15:47:23 UTC 1999
Russell Nelson [nelson at crynwr.com] wrote:
> 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.
I have no desire to see a single license dominate everything. Choice is a
good thing, but, OTOH, I see and agree with Russ' point. A proliferation of
similar licenses hurts more than it helps. Especially when they are so poorly
Perl doesn't mind a little pluralism-a perl script is correct if it's halfway readable and gets the job done before your boss fires you. -- Wall and Schwartz
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