Subscription/Service Fees - OSD Intent

phil hunt philh at
Fri Mar 30 00:41:11 UTC 2001

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Smith, Devin wrote:
> My experience (as a lawyer) with open/free licenses is that many of them are
> not properly drafted.  The GNU GPL is particularly difficult to interpret,
> probably because it was written by a non-lawyer.  The resulting legal
> uncertainty makes it very difficult for me to give sound advice to my
> clients, and makes licensing rights in or out under the GNU GPL very risky.

What particular problems do you have with the GPL? IMO it is quite clearly
written, as licenses go.

I also think the Mozilla license is quite clear.
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