[License-discuss] Open source license chooser choosealicense.com launched.
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sat Aug 17 13:49:48 UTC 2013
Bradley M. Kuhn scripsit:
> Richard Fontana pointed out in his OSCON talk that license choosers
> generally make political statements about views of licenses. He used
> the GitHub chooser as an example, which subtly pushes people toward
> permissive licenses.
Surely he jests. Choosealicense.com *blatantly* pushes people toward
the MIT license.
I don't believe, however, that my chooser <http://ccil.org/~cowan/floss>
has any such biases. Certainly I myself have no skin in the
permissive/GPL game, though I am against non-GPL non-permissive licenses
because they create islands in the overall software commons. The GPL
commons, like Australia, is too big to be called an island.
Principles. You can't say A is John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org>
made of B or vice versa. All mass http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
is interaction. --Richard Feynman
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