Reusable Licenses Re: Three new proposed OSD terms

Ken Sedgwick ken at
Thu Mar 3 18:45:24 UTC 2005

Ernest Prabhakar wrote:

> I believe other compliant licenses -- both old and new -- should 
> continue to receive OSD certification, and receive the full rights they 
> are currently entitled to.   I personally (not speaking for my employer) 
> would even support a non-perjorative label like "Special Purpose 
> Licenses" to recognize licenses which do in fact conform to the OSD, but 
> are specific to a particular vendor or historical usage base.

This seems like a very clear way of addressing the differing needs of 
new projects looking for a license and legacy projects looking for 
certification of their difficult to change licenses.


Ken Sedgwick
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