W3C license

Rodent of Unusual Size Ken.Coar at Golux.Com
Wed Sep 5 12:01:27 UTC 2001

Rick Moen wrote:
> begin Rodent of Unusual Size quotation:
> >> This has the beneficial effect of making it
> >> harder to create Yet Another open source license.
> >
> > I continue to feel that the 'benefit' is a matter of
> > opinion, not a certainty nor natural law.
> Licence compatibility issues involving n-factorial licences?
> Surely the benefit of discouraging their proliferation is
> self-evident.

'Discouraging proliferation' != 'making it harder to create'.
This attitude seems equivalent to saying, 'Okey, we have all the
good licencing ideas there ever will be, close the doors' -- which
is, IMHO, shortsighted and downright stupid.

Yes, new licences need to add some unique value or combination
not already represented in an existing licence -- but the
limiting condition is the existing licence base, NOT the narrow
attitudes of people who do not want to do it anymore.
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