License committee report for January 2008

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Sun Jan 27 11:59:36 UTC 2008

Russ Nelson <nelson at> writes:
> Title: The Simplified BSD License 
> Submission:
> Comments: The board sent this license back to the submittor because
>   the license is identical to the FreeBSD license, yet the FreeBSD
>   license is more well-known.  The submittor has refused to change the
>   name of his submission:
> Recommend: Modifying the New BSD License template so that the third
>   clause is optional.  In this manner, both the FreeBSD license and
>   the Dag-Erling's Simplified BSD License will fit into the template
>   with no license proliferation problems.

This is a gross misrepresentation of events, and your "recommendation"
has not been discussed on the lists.

Perhaps it is time for the board to consider replacing Russ Nelson in
this role, as was done for the list moderator role.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav
Senior Software Developer
Linpro AS -

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