AFL 3.0

Lawrence Rosen lrosen at
Wed Apr 4 21:24:21 UTC 2007

The Academic Free License is listed on the OSI website as "redundant with
more popular licenses." 


Can anyone name for me the license with which it is redundant? Remember, in
law as in software, close isn't enough!!!!


The categories of licenses that OSI has created are, for the most part,
legally meaningless for purposes of choosing or understanding a license.
Unfortunately, that may not be understood by everyone who goes to the OSI
site for license guidance.




Lawrence Rosen

Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm (

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Author of "Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and 

                Intellectual Property Law" (Prentice Hall 2004)


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