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

Richard Fontana rfontana at redhat.com
Mon Nov 12 01:40:28 UTC 2012

On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 04:01:03PM -0800, Luis Villa wrote:
> 2. REVISE /LICENSES/ : The "Open Source Licensing" page (replacing the
> current http://opensource.org/licenses/)  would say (hopefully all
> changes self-explanatory):
> "
> Open source licenses are licenses that comply with the Open Source
> Definition[link] - in essence, they allow software to be used,
> modified, and redistributed without restriction. 

I don't agree with the "in essence" part. 

> * In the longer term, once Drupal is upgraded, it will likely make
> sense to generate http://opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical and
> http://opensource.org/licenses/category programatically, rather than
> through the current manual listing, which is of course error-prone.
> (Some people have suggested doing away with the alphabetical list
> altogether, which I personally would be fine with.) 

I've actually found the alphabetical list useful at times, FWIW.

- Richard

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