restarting License (anti-)Proliferation

Thorsten Glaser tg at
Sun Oct 5 22:48:42 UTC 2008

Russ Nelson dixit:

>    understood.  Each one fragments the community and reduces code
>    sharing between projects.

Note that this does not necessarily apply to copycenter style licences
(but the other points are still valid, of course). Just for the record.

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.	-- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"

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