For (Legacy?) Approval: The MirOS Licence

Thorsten Glaser tg at
Tue Jul 8 21:49:19 UTC 2008

Matthew Flaschen dixit:

> and in my opinion it's not nearly significant enough to justify
> approval.

I wonder why the ISC licence, my other submission in 2006, was
now (in 2008) accepted, then? It doesn't even have this feature
(OKD conformance) _and_ has questionable language ("without fee"
vs "with or without fee", and "and" vs "and/or").

> I don't see where the submission allows for advertising clauses.

It no longer does, as these are discouraged. I mentioned that and even
included the link to the diff which removed the text in question:

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.	-- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"

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