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John Cowan jcowan at
Mon Sep 24 22:08:51 UTC 2001

Russell Nelson wrote:

> Well, you could review these licenses:

Okay, here's my reviews:

The Open Group license is a trivial modification of the
Artistic License.   It removes a few options for distributing
modified works, but is still Open Source.

The MSOL is a trivial modification of the JSOL to apply Dutch law.

The W3C license is substantially equivalent to the BSD license.  The
only additional clause is "changes must be clearly marked", which is
clearly Open Source.

All these licenses should be fast-tracked through the OSI process.

Note: wdiff is your friend.

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