Official License Anti-Proliferation policy?
chuck at codefab.com
Tue Apr 12 06:12:28 UTC 2005
Laura Majerus wrote:
> While I don't yet know exactly what the license proliferation committee
> will recommend to the board about tiering overall, I do know that the
> Gpl will not be placed in a non-[recommended] tier. No way.
Of course not. There are lots of reasons to recommend the GPL, it has surely
formed a self-sustaining ecosphere of software. But it's not for everyone.
Who is on the license proliferation committee, BTW?
Can we disinherit them and create a license anti-proliferation committee,
instead, possibly with some discussion as to criterea for who should be on it?
> I personally think we need a word instead of 'deprecated' by the way
> because it has some negative meanings in the non-technical world.
It has a negative meaning in the technical world, too: I guess you're safe
using the word around us techies, we won't be confused. :-)
> 'Not recomended anymore' is closer to our intent.
OK. Then could someone talk about what happens now with a license like the
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