For Approval: Open Source Software Alliance License

John Cowan jcowan at
Thu Sep 25 21:49:06 UTC 2003

Mike Wattier scripsit:

> yeah.. and IMHO this is the very reason that many who want to support the Open 
> Source community, will not do so. It is slowly becoming a cheerleading 
> section for the GPL. 

Nonsense.  Tell that to Mr. Behlendorf, open and notorious OSI supporter
and promulgator of a certain almost-BSD-licensed web server.

> Guess what, if diversity in your 
> politics is a good thing than why does it seem to be an uphill battle every 
> time someone does something that may not conform to the 'copyleft' side of 
> the debate? 

If someone comes on the mailing list and spews crap about copycenter licenses,
they will get flamed for that too.  It's just that they're shorter and simpler
and don't confuse people as much.

> Well..there are those within the "community" to which the GPL is a hindrance, 
> plain and simple. Those of us who do not work for mega corporations or 
> universities with seemingly unlimited resources from multiple revenue streams 
> and legions of underpaid code slaves.  

Umm, the universities tend to use copycenter licenses.

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