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

Ben Tilly btilly at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 04:31:30 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 8:21 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Ben Tilly (btilly at gmail.com):
>> 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.
> Indeed.
> 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.

I think that high on the list should be, "Accepting advice from people
who are unqualified to give it."  Which disqualifies me pretty

I'll go back to Perl, math and A/B testing.  I know those pretty well.

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