[License-discuss] Rejected license list [was Re: TrueCrypt license (not OSI-approved; seeking history, context).]
fontana at sharpeleven.org
Tue Oct 15 01:40:22 UTC 2013
On Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:09:02 -0400
John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> Luis Villa scripsit:
> > Slightly more broad than that: a list of licenses that we have
> > rejected, including the rationales for rejection. Your list would
> > presumably be a subset, as some licenses might have been submitted
> > and rejected without a later, false claim to being open source.
> I think publishing such a list would be a supremely bad idea. Our
> business is to approve licenses, not to disapprove them.
But if a license *has* been rejected (in some official way -- does
this actually apply to any submitted license, historically?) it is
highly useful to understand why, really just as useful as understanding
what's been approved (and why).
More information about the License-discuss