License Proliferation Dissatisfaction

Chris DiBona cdibona at
Mon Apr 23 01:33:04 UTC 2007

I think you might be a little too sensitive. Ranking anything will
make proponents of those licenses ranked lower feel worse. Also,
redundancy and popularity are very different things. There are a lot
of redundant aspects in the licenses in the top tier.


On 4/22/07, David K. Gasaway <dave at> wrote:
> On 22 Apr 2007 at 19:58, Russ Nelson wrote:
> > The board has approved the committee's report
> > ( and endorses the categorization
> > (
> While I respect the committee's efforts and conclusions, please
> reconsider the word "redundant".  It is poorly descriptive and even
> inflammatory.  "Licenses with similar goals to more popular licenses"
> or even "Less popular licenses" would probably go over more smoothly.
> Surely the committee can find language that is appropriately dissuasive
> without being offensive.
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