[License-discuss] The alphabetical list

Richard Fontana rfontana at redhat.com
Tue Nov 13 03:52:33 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:19:17PM +0200, Henrik Ingo 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 generally why I've found the alphabetical list useful too.

It's good for looking up the relatively obscure OSI-certified licenses
which happen to have some official name; such licenses are often more
difficult to find elsewhere.

 - Richard

> This is pretty much the only way I personally ever look up a license.
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