Re: Æsthetic Permissive License - For Approval
nelson at crynwr.com
Thu Dec 20 15:43:38 UTC 2007
Sean B. Palmer writes:
> I've looked at the five shortest OSI-approved licenses:
Looking at other licenses and copying them is a REALLY BAD practice.
What if they're all really crappy licenses relative to current
Write the license you want to write.
> Do you recommend me to publish the version containing "Entities may
> use, copy, sell" as the text requested to be approved by the OSI and
> FSF instead of the current submission text? How will it increase my
> chances specifically of the OSI Board approving it?
Do not "teach to the test". Write the license that accomplishes the
goal you have in mind. Better for you to have a license that makes
you happy rather than one that makes us happy and yet gets you no
Software licensing is not an end in itself. You write a license to
get users. Worry about THAT and OSD compliance later. (We happen to
believe that they coincide very closely, but we may be wrong.)
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