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

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jun 12 03:21:08 UTC 2012

Quoting Ben Tilly (btilly at gmail.com):

> > Mu.  The premise is defective.
> Really?

No, just kidding.

Or:  I was hoping you would argue, as it's much fun. 

> If the license dissuades people that you would like to have using your
> software, it is also defective.
> Licenses have multiple potential failure modes.  Not all of which
> happen in a court room.  There is value in standardized licenses.
> There is value in simple licenses.  Sometimes this value outweighs the
> value of having said *exactly* what you want said.


Death and taxes hereby incorporated by reference.

Suggestion:  What the world really needs is a book listing all ways
to go wrong with licensing.  Might be your calling, Ben.

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