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

Jim Jagielski jim at jimjag.com
Sun Apr 15 14:34:50 UTC 2012

On Apr 5, 2012, at 5:05 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 02:48:38PM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>> Chad Perrin scripsit:
>>> Before pushing such a change, perhaps we should consider the meaning of
>>> Apache 2.0 License section 4, subsections 2 and 4.  There's more to
>>> "permissive" than "isn't copyleft", and Apache is a somewhat less
>>> permissive license.
>> Those both have to do with making sure attribution (and blame) go to
>> the right people.  I don't see them as serious restrictions on reuse.
> Like many of the worst laws contemplated in US Congress, it specifies
> implementation rather than principle.  This can cause problems, such that
> there are cases where it is inappropriate to use the license based on
> those clauses.

Such as?

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