[License-discuss] popularity, usage, re-review of old licenses [was Re: Evolving the License Review process for OSI

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Tue Jun 4 13:14:12 UTC 2019

On 6/3/2019 7:13 PM, Luis Villa wrote:
> for basic "is it used by any modern-ish software at all" those could
> give you a pretty good start.

It might reduce some of the perceived risks with changing opinions or
classifications of licenses if they aren't in use anyway. It's also a
bit of proof in the pudding, meaning the fact that no one is using it
may be evidence that the intended audience perceived unacceptable
drawbacks with the license that were missed at the time of approval.


Pamela S. Chestek
Chestek Legal
PO Box 2492
Raleigh, NC 27602
pamela at chesteklegal.com

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