Legal soundness comes to open source distribution

Brian Behlendorf brian at
Thu Aug 15 03:51:03 UTC 2002

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Russell Nelson wrote:
> I like mine (well duh!) because it explicitly says that all is fair in
> love, war, and software use and modification except for a few things.
> That's also its weakness because the list needs to be right; no more
> and no less.

Actually, it's alright if initially it's too restrictive - you can always
add to your list of exceptions over time, but removing exceptions would be
politically tough (while doable) since it would invalidate previously
valid licenses.


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