For Approval: Open Source Software Alliance License
nelson at crynwr.com
Sun Sep 28 15:45:10 UTC 2003
Mike Wattier writes:
> > The OSI is a political organization
> 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.
Not really. The GPL is legally troubled. It attempts to do things
which require formation of a contract, and yet it explicitly claims to
not be a license but instead only copyright permissions.
The Open Software License is a better, if lesser known choice.
> Well..there are those within the "community" to which the GPL is a
> hindrance, plain and simple.
The only reason I can see for this is because you wish to siphon work
out of the community's tank.
> Those of us who own small businesses have needs that are not being
> met by currently defined OSI approved licenses,
Then devise a license which fits under the Open Source Definition. No
> for doing this, however the trend on new license submissions is
> always "use an existing license" or "use the GPL"
Indeed, yes. License proliferation is a problem, particularly when
the terms conflict.
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