Backlog assistance?

Greg London greglondon at
Mon Sep 24 12:47:46 UTC 2001

David Johnson <david at> wrote:
>On Saturday 22 September 2001 02:17 pm, Greg London wrote:
>> The OSD has 11(?) requirements.
>> how hard would it be to come up with a minimal license
>> that defines these requirements. THen if you want to
>> create your own license, you inherit the minimal license
>> and add to it.
>It's not as easy as that. Consider the following license: "You are permitted 
>to redistribute, modify and copy this software without restriction". Bingo! 
>It meets the definition. But it would make a lousy "base class".

yes, if you take one point of my argument,
ignore everything else I said that would
limit, add to, and refine it. And then you 
take it to an extreme, you can come up with 
a license base that I would neither recommend 
nor defend.

Greg London
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