[License-discuss] The alphabetical list

Tzeng, Nigel H. Nigel.Tzeng at jhuapl.edu
Mon Nov 12 21:49:01 UTC 2012

Same.  I used it this way today when I was curious if the Code Project
Open License was OSI approved. It's not but is on the osrc top 20 list - I
dunno if that is a bug or a feature...I assume there is some weird history
given that the OSI is "below the fold" on their resource page and grouped
with SPDX (who?).

Arguably if you are going to Ctrl-F the page the other list works better
since the retired licenses exist on that page and not the alphabetical
one.  I tend to scan the page visually since the list isn't all that long.

On 11/12/12 4:19 PM, "Henrik Ingo" <henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi> wrote:

>On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:10 PM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
>> Heard loud and clear re usefulness of the alphabetical list; it will
>> not go away.
>> I'm surprised by that, so (in a different thread) I'd welcome more
>> detail on what people use it for.
>User story:
>Henrik needs to look up (or link to) the Acme Corporation Public
>License. He goes to opensource.org, and clicks on "Open Source
>Licenses". Since he knows the name of the license he wants to look up,
>he clicks on "Licenses by Name". He then presses Ctrl+F to search for
>the wanted license within the alphabetical list.
>This is pretty much the only way I personally ever look up a license.
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