[License-discuss] we need a new license for earning money

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Fri Sep 20 19:22:41 UTC 2013

Pirmin Braun scripsit:

> So I'd like to share our thoughts: Maybe it is possible to add such
> an extension to the OSI Open Source Definition? Or create a new class
> of approved liceneses?

Not gonna happen.  We believe very strongly in non-discrimination among
licensees, and to disadvantage the millionaire is as unethical as to
disadvantage the poor.

> Or at least coin a name for this sort of license?

Feel free, but don't expect any of us to help much.

Let's face it: software is crap. Feature-laden and bloated, written under
tremendous time-pressure, often by incapable coders, using dangerous
languages and inadequate tools, trying to connect to heaps of broken or
obsolete protocols, implemented equally insufficiently, running on
unpredictable hardware -- we are all more than used to brokenness.
                   --Felix Winkelmann

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