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

Engel Nyst engel.nyst at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 14:19:40 UTC 2013

Hello license-discuss,

Thank you for the work and patience on this. IMHO the new page looks
more useful than it used to be.

Cosmetic point: two of the licenses have explicit version, while the
others don't. Is this intended?

A little off, another cosmetic point: I cannot find Mozilla Public
License 1.1 linked anywhere, except the page with MPL 1.0 text. Am I
missing it, or is this intended? Even if it is superceded by 2.0, I
would have expected it listed. It's barely superceded, after all, and
I suppose projects may use it.

Sorry if I'm missing existing discussions on these trivial points, the
subject has many threads...

On 1/2/13, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> 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
> morning.
> 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.
> Luis
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