External discussion of open source licenses for XNS
Adam C. Engst
ace at xns.org
Wed Oct 4 20:03:36 UTC 2000
Just a short note to invite anyone who's interested in helping the
XNS Public Trust Organization (XNSORG) decide on the best open source
license for the XNS technology to join the mailing list we've set up.
Brian Behlendorf and Larry Rosen suggested that this license-discuss
list was best for specific questions, so I'd like to use our list for
the general discussion and only come back here for opinions on
specifics. You can subscribe at <http://www.xns.org/lists/> or use
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If you haven't heard of XNS, it stands for eXtensible Name Service,
and it's a new XML-based Internet technology platform for
synchronized and privacy-protected information exchanges coupled with
a naming system and governed by an independent non-profit (XNSORG).
The code will be open source once it's prepped for release and once
we settle on the appropriate open source license (very possibly one
or more existing licenses). You can read a variety of white papers
and other information on XNS at <http://www.xns.org/>. We very much
want to do this right, but we're concerned that our situation may be
a bit unusual, and since we're not experts in open source licensing,
we wanted to involve those had more experience before coming up with
something that would ruffle feathers unnecessarily.
Adam C. Engst, XNSORG President XNS Name: =Adam Engst
Email: <ace at xns.org> Web: <http://www.xns.org/>
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