[License-discuss] The alphabetical list

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Mon Nov 12 22:02:21 UTC 2012

Ah, OK- this makes sense. I tend to just hit Google first to answer
this question, but it is obviously a valid and sensible use case.
Thanks for clarifying for me.

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Tzeng, Nigel H. <Nigel.Tzeng at jhuapl.edu> wrote:
> 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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