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

Mike Milinkovich mike.milinkovich at eclipse.org
Wed Apr 4 20:14:37 UTC 2012

So this is where we get to repeat all of the arguments from 4 (5?) years ago
about how those licenses are generally useful, are backed by large
communities, not tied to a particular community any more than (say) the
Apache license, and support perfectly legitimate open source business
models. There are lots of projects outside of the Eclipse and Mozilla
foundations that use our respective licenses. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org] On Behalf Of John Cowan
> Sent: April-04-12 3:53 PM
> To: mike.milinkovich at eclipse.org; license-discuss at opensource.org
> Cc: 'Karl Fogel'
> Subject: Re: [License-discuss] Draft of new OSI licenses landing page;
> review.
> Mike Milinkovich scripsit:
> > So this is basically re-opening up the whole can of worms that the
> > license proliferation committee struggled with some years back that
> > led them to create the category "License that are popular and widely
> > used or with strong communities". Notably missing from your list are the
> "weak copyleft"
> > licenses that are backed by large communities such as Mozilla and
> If you are writing code for Mozilla or Eclipse, you already know what
> license(s) to use, so this page doesn't help you any.
> --
> In my last lifetime,                            John Cowan
> I believed in reincarnation;                    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> in this lifetime,                               cowan at ccil.org
> I don't.  --Thiagi

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