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

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Mon Nov 12 02:00:46 UTC 2012

Happy to take suggestions on the "in essence" part- trying to capture
the basics in one sentence.

On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 5:40 PM, Richard Fontana <rfontana at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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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