[License-discuss] what would de-listing of licenses look like?

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Thu Mar 7 05:39:44 UTC 2013

Bruce Perens scripsit:

> 1. They are ambiguous or likely to perform in court in unexpected
> ways, should they ever be litigated. And thus they are harmful to
> their users. De-listing is a prompt to the organization that
> originally created the license to replace it with an accepted
> license or to submit a new version with greater legal competence in
> its construction. These would be the "crayon" licenses, mostly,
> those written without legal counsel.

And yet the Artistic License 1.0, which is riddled with ambiguities and
a prototypical crayon license, is one of the few that has been tested
in court -- and stood up.

John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org>             http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
The internet is a web of tiny tyrannies giving an illusion of anarchy.
                --David Rush

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