[License-discuss] [License-review] CC withdrawl of CC0 from OSI process

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Mon Feb 27 08:16:14 UTC 2012

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:00:00AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting David Woolley:
> >
> > I suspect that licences with lots of legalese discriminate against
> > medium size enterprises.
> Oh, bushwah.  Any layman who wants to understand in even paranoid levels
> of detail the major licences and has two hours to spare can pull down
> the PDF of Larry Rosen's book free of charge, among other methods of
> arriving at that understanding.
> And any of them who cannot comprehend MIT/X after two hours even without
> Larry's book probably should rethink running a business.

I don't think David Woolley was saying the MIT/X11 License was "lots of
legalese".  I think the point was about licenses at least three times the
size of that one.  That, at least, is how I understood it; CC0 pushes
that barrier to understanding for the layman pretty hard, and many
(longer) licenses blow right through it like it wasn't even there, such
as a few very popular OSI-approved licenses longer than any Microsoft
EULA I have ever seen.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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