License Committee report
nelson at crynwr.com
Thu Feb 19 04:02:49 UTC 2004
Zooko O'Whielacronx writes:
> So if I understand correctly, the Simple Permissive License and the
> (ideally edited) Fair License both pass the litmus test of OSD. In
> addition to approving licenses which meet the OSD, the OSI also
> prefers to slow the proliferation of substantially similar
> licenses, and is therefore loathe to approve the Simple Permissive
> License. Finally, it seems that brevity in a license is not
> valued, or else that the value of brevity is outside the scope of
> the approval process.
Not in-and-of itself, particularly when you're talking about a license
which is well understood like the MIT license.
> Another thing I don't understand is if the "let's not proliferate
> substantially similar licenses" reasoning should not also apply to
> the approval of the Fair License.
What is it substantially similar to?
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