[License-discuss] SPDX License List v1.14 & OSI questions

Karl Fogel kfogel at red-bean.com
Mon Apr 30 22:41:21 UTC 2012

"Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen at rosenlaw.com> writes:
>Indeed, my internal wayback machine can assure you that all were
>approved by the OSI board.

Heh, good to have that confirmation.

>I previously requested that the earlier versions of those licenses be
>deprecated. There is probably still software in the wild under those
>early license versions, and it is still open source! But I recommend
>that people use AFL/OSL/NOSL 3.0. These most recent versions of the
>license are in widespread use already. 

Yes.  We have a general "express deprecation better" issue to deal with,
and part of the solution is that every page we have about a deprecated
license should recommend using the newest version instead.  I think
those old versions *are* effectively deprecated, it's just that we don't
express that clearly anywhere.


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