Three new proposed OSD terms

Russell Nelson nelson at
Sat Mar 5 06:22:35 UTC 2005

 > As a new user to this list and as someone planning to release multiple
 > projects under one or more open source licenses, I can tell you that it
 > is a nightmare trying to determine the right license to use.

Don't go shopping for shampoo, toothpaste, or antiperspirant, then.

Do what I do: assume that they're mostly the same and choose one that
you like the looks of.  If, on the other hand, the exact nature of the
license is important to you, then you're going to have to evaluate all
of them.  Having fewer licenses would equally fail to satisfy you
because you wouldn't be able to get the exact license of your
choosing.  You'd have to choose one of the blessed ones.

Your concern would not be addressed by fewer licenses.

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