Three new proposed OSD terms
nelson at crynwr.com
Wed Mar 2 22:43:50 UTC 2005
Alex Bligh writes:
> This seems a little ill-defined. For instance, is a license which
> is identical to an existing license apart from a jurisdiction clause
> duplicative? There are all sorts of reasons why (say) non-Californian
> companies might not want exclusive jurisdiction in (say) California USA.
> On the other hand, clearly no license will be entirely duplicative
> (i.e. verbatim identical) because noone would bother to apply.
You're right, it's going to end up being a judgement call.
> I would suggest this is rephrased as something like "No new license
> shall be approved which is similar to an existing license unless
> the submitter can show substantive differences between the new
> license and each similar existing license."
The wording might be better (I won't argue), but there's still a
judgement call needed. There's no magic wand.
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