YAPL is bad (was: Re: Backlog assistance?)

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Sep 26 17:32:08 UTC 2001

begin Steve Lhomme quotation:

> Here is my practical case for your pragmatic minds : I'm working (not
> alone) on a derivation of the QPL license in order to make it GPL
> compatible (and also a few minor changes). 

Splendid.  We will await with interest the cessation of rhetoric and
submission of licence terms to scrutinise.

> Maybe for you it's not a big change, but for me it IS. As it's "overly
> duplicate existing licenses" it would probably not qualify for the OSD
> to check it... 

Judge for yourself.  The process is outlined here:

> But is the OSD here to decide for the developpers what are the license
> that "deserve" to be compliant ? 

Another polemical rhetorical question for my collection.  You're really
much too kind.

> Do you think that's fair to newcomers ? Do you think that encourage
> the growth of the Open-Source community ? Do you think it makes
> evolution possible (AFAIK evolution is different from revolution
> because it's made of small changes here and there) ?

Really, I must decline this embarrassment of riches.  My closet is
overflowing.  But thank you.

> BTW Rick, was that an invitation to leave this list (my english is
> average) ? 

Negatory, sir. 

> Why didn't you answer my concern (which IMHO makes sense) instead ?

Consider the proposition that I'm simply a cruel and heartless bastard.
That might account for it.  Or possibly not.

"Is it not the beauty of an asynchronous form of discussion that one can go and 
make cups of tea, floss the cat, fluff the geraniums, open the kitchen window 
and scream out it with operatic force, volume, and decorum, and then return to 
the vexed glowing letters calmer of mind and soul?" -- The Cube, forum3000.org
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