Three new proposed OSD terms
nelson at crynwr.com
Thu Mar 3 22:33:51 UTC 2005
Alex Rousskov writes:
> On Wed, 2005/03/02 (MST), <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
> > Matthew Garrett writes:
> > > Duplicative licenses aren't a major problem *as long as they're>
> > mutually compatible*.
> > Not true. Martin Fink has a problem at HP. He can only deploy
> > software if HP's IT department has approved the license.
> This is not a major problem, IMO. HP can allocate enough resources to
> quickly review all 100 or 200 licenses that OSI is going to approve in the
> next few years (and licenses outside of OSI are outside of this discussion
> scope). Moreover, I doubt the terms you propose will significantly
> decrease HP overheads long-term.
Martin Fink is a subscriber to this mailing list, and can speak for himself.
> To summarize, I think the proposed terms add another degree of complexity
> but will not significantly reduce the number of licenses that OSI approves
> in the next 10 years.
So are you saying that you see no solution to the license
proliferation problem? Or are you denying the existance of the
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