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

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Fri Mar 2 18:43:00 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 10:02:39AM -0800, Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> Bruce Perens wrote:
> > > About the worst thing engineers can do is attempt to make legal
> > > determinations without proper counsel and the necessary training.
> > > They invariably get it wrong and they can be made to look really
> > > stupid in court by a competent expert witness.
> Chad Perrin responded:
> > This could turn out to be a huge problem for any independent open
> > source software developer who is not wealthy.  The only really safe 
> > approach to open source software development, given the above, 
> > would be "Don't."
> Those are both silly conclusions. Quite frankly, I don't understand what
> Chad and Bruce are arguing about.

My conclusion is specifically about Bruce's claim, and not necessarily a
reflection of practical reality (thus the qualification "given the

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