[License-discuss] Open source license chooser choosealicense.com launched.

Bradley M. Kuhn bkuhn at ebb.org
Tue Aug 20 18:34:57 UTC 2013

Pamela Chestek wrote at 09:54 (EDT) on Monday:
> And the major substantive aspects are what is captured in the summary.

A major issue, I think, is that most people are really bad at writing
good summaries of licenses.

FWIW, a group of user interface researchers who have worked with Free
Software extensively offered years ago to help draft user interface
documents/systems that would help navigate an annotated text of various
popular Free Software licenses and explain what they mean in a way
that's grokkable by those who don't read licenses for a living.

I asked many lawyers/licensing experts whom I knew at the time to
volunteer to help on this project, and I sadly couldn't get anyone
interested.  The project died before it began.

If there's interest in this again, I could start a thread off-list.
Email me if you're interested in helping in this sort of effort, and
I'll start the thread, but please be serious and ready to put time
forward -- as I don't want to waste these researchers' time with another
false start.

   -- bkuhn

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