How to pick an open-source software license.

Karsten M. Self kmself at
Fri Mar 11 03:36:25 UTC 2005

on Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 12:36:27PM -0500, Forrest J. Cavalier III (mibsoft at wrote:

> My take is that corporate lawyers are good for consultations.  But
> watch them very, very carefully if they attempt to do anything
> original.  And if they start telling you that none of those 4 licenses
> are acceptable, and that they can write a better license, dismiss them
> on the spot unless their last name is Moglen or Rosen.  

I'd knock one name off that list, and possibly two.  All due respect to
Mssrs. Moglen and Rosen.


Karsten M. Self <kmself at>
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
    Passive agressive anal retentiveness leads to high quality software
    - David Nusinow
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