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

Karl Fogel kfogel at red-bean.com
Thu Jan 3 02:15:52 UTC 2013

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> writes:
>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.

FWIW, I think the new landing page is terrific, and about a trajillion
times more useful to newcomers than the old landing page was.  Nice job!


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