[License-discuss] proposal to revise and slightly reorganize the OSI licensing pages

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Jun 8 22:53:44 UTC 2012

Quoting Bruce Perens (bruce at perens.com):

> On 06/08/2012 08:55 AM, Tzeng, Nigel H. wrote:
> >It amazes me that after all these years GPL proponents [...]
> Not a positive contribution.

Factually mistaken premise, too.

> There are simple economic justifications for using a
> sharing-with-rules license or a gift-style license. One determines
> the desired result, and then one or the other is obviously
> appropriate.

This of course includes various scenarios using a copyleft code instance
as a means for building a proprietary software business (the easist
examples involving dual-licensing, but there are others).

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