[License-discuss] Published revised opensource.org/licenses page

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Wed Jan 2 18:57:25 UTC 2013

Hi, license-discuss:

Based on the discussions we've had here over the second half of 2012,
I've published a revised version of opensource.org/licenses this

A few minor tweaks were made to the last draft based on comments here;
the biggest being a reference to the FAQ and inclusion of several
questions from the FAQ. I've also included a reference to the
proliferation report so that it is more clear how the list of
"popular", etc. was arrived at, and strengthened the language around
the links to the complete lists so that it is more clear that those
licenses are also approved and usable.

The page is still a work in progress, in two ways:

1) Cosmetically: suggestions on grammar, layout, or uncontroversial
content (e.g., adding links to other FAQ questions; otherwise beefing
up the content) are still very welcome, either in this thread or by
personal email.

2) Substantively: as has been pointed out and discussed at length, the
current categories could stand revision, probably including more
objective criteria. PLEASE do not use this thread to discuss that
issue. If you have specific, concrete, suggestions, please start new
threads, or respond to my older thread on objective criteria.


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