Three new proposed OSD terms

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Wed Mar 2 16:29:09 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 08:11 -0800, Joel West wrote:
> On 10:09 AM -0500 3/2/05, Russell Nelson doth scribe:
> >11. *The license must not be duplicative.* 
> This seems like an administrative detail, not a principle of the open source movement.
> NY Times: Mr. Nelson, what does the open source movement stand for?"
> Nelson: "We stand for free access to source code, and non-duplicative licenses".

Duplicative licenses aren't a major problem *as long as they're mutually
compatible*. In some cases we have licenses with the same aims, but
which can't easily be incorporated into the same work. I think that
actively hinders development.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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