[License-discuss] Evolving the License Review process for OSI

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Fri Jun 7 22:23:33 UTC 2019

Brendan Hickey dixit:

>may be helpful.

The problem is not the tooling to check for licences.

The reason I postulate one can absolutely not even come
anywhere close to checking whether a licence is in use
is that people don’t necessarily use public hosting
services, nor even all that well-known ones… I mean,
who searches for things at edugit.org (ok maybe some)
or evolvis.org… or even things like the MirBSD CVS repo
or whatever private (but in theory publicly accessible)
git self-hosting I do? Or things where source tarballs
sent across the ether (or, worse, snail mail) are the
only form?

I think you cannot even get anything resembling a
representative number even with quite some effort.

I believe no one can invent an algorithm. One just happens to hit upon it
when God enlightens him. Or only God invents algorithms, we merely copy them.
If you don't believe in God, just consider God as Nature if you won't deny
existence.		-- Coywolf Qi Hunt

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