[License-discuss] Draft of new OSI licenses landing page; please review.

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Wed Apr 4 19:13:07 UTC 2012

Karl Fogel scripsit:

> So I've drafted this page:
>   http://opensource.org/licenses-draft

I think this is an excellent idea and a good first cut.

I think the list of top licenses is the correct list.  However, I
would reorder it to GPL, Apache, BSD, MIT, LGPL rather than the current
historical order.  Apache is a more modern and comprehensive permissive
license than BSD or MIT, even if it's not as widely used yet due to the
immense number of older projects.  Also, add a note about LGPL 2.1 still
being in widespread use.

I note that the list claims to be complete, but omits the superseded and
retired licenses.  I'd put those two categories, plus the non-reusable
licenses, into a third list at the bottom labeled "Licenses not
recommended for further use."

John Cowan     http://ccil.org/~cowan    cowan at ccil.org
Monday we watch-a Firefly's house, but he no come out.  He wasn't home.
Tuesday we go to the ball game, but he fool us.  He no show up.  Wednesday he
go to the ball game, and we fool him.  We no show up.  Thursday was a
double-header.  Nobody show up.  Friday it rained all day.  There was no ball
game, so we stayed home and we listened to it on-a the radio.  --Chicolini

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