Legal soundness comes to open source distribution
nelson at crynwr.com
Thu Aug 15 12:35:04 UTC 2002
Brian Behlendorf writes:
> 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.
Quite true. Better to err on the side of not giving much freedom to
restrict, since we can always give them freedom later.
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