W3C license

Rodent of Unusual Size Ken.Coar at Golux.Com
Wed Sep 5 21:03:39 UTC 2001

Rick Moen wrote:
> > Or, to quote Russ exactly, "This has the beneficial effect of making
> > it harder to create Yet Another open source license."
> The correctness of Russ's statement as posted should be apparent.  I
> fail to see the utility of debate.

Well, then, I guess you fail to see it.  That does not make
the statement correct, however.  Nor does it make mine correct,
either. :-)  The fact that I disagree with the correctness as
posted makes your first sentence a no-op.

> Perhaps you should contemplate the connotations of Russ's phrase
> "Yet Another open source license."  I think most people got his
> point without exegesis.

Perhaps you should contemplate my remarks and position on their
own merits rather than trying to tell me I should not have them
because I misunderstood something.  It is only *your* opinion
that I have misunderstood; I think I have understood perfectly.

Words are tools.  Particularly when discussing licences, they
are edged tools.  Ambiguity and implication and assuming the
reader understands what the author meant should be avoided.

Sorry, Rick, but so far it appears to me that you are trying to
handwave away my objections to Russ' remark and the apparent
attitude behind it.

And for what it is worth, Russ himself agreed with my position
in a private email.  Apparently I explained it better to him
than I have done here.
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