[License-discuss] BSD, MIT [was Re: Draft of new OSI licenses landing page; please review.]

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Thu Apr 5 15:54:14 UTC 2012

Tom Callaway scripsit:

> Perhaps we should simply alphabetize these licenses? I'm not sure we'll
> ever reach consensus on ordering by "importance" or "value" or "usefulness".

Consensus is not expected (see Karl's original post).  All that matters,
finally, is an argument good enough to convince 7 out of 12 OSI board
members; in practice, probably fewer.

John Cowan  cowan at ccil.org   http://ccil.org/~cowan
Consider the matter of Analytic Philosophy.  Dennett and Bennett are well-known.
Dennett rarely or never cites Bennett, so Bennett rarely or never cites Dennett.
There is also one Dummett.  By their works shall ye know them.  However, just as
no trinities have fourth persons (Zeppo Marx notwithstanding), Bummett is hardly
known by his works.  Indeed, Bummett does not exist.  It is part of the function
of this and other e-mail messages, therefore, to do what they can to create him.

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