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

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Mar 2 04:19:58 UTC 2012

Quoting John Cowan (cowan at mercury.ccil.org):

> Which is as much to say, the wise person will use proprietary software
> to the full extent he can afford it, because there is no issue of
> copyright licensure, there is indemnity de facto or ex contractu from
> patent lawsuits, etc. etc.

This is a ludicrous cartoon exaggeration of what I said.

What I said was, a wise person does not attempt to aggressively skirt
the edge of legality in order to find the sharp bits by bleeding on
them -- e.g., on account of a technonerdish obsession with edge cases
that are more profitably avoided.

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