REMOVE (entirely) the Artistic License 1.0?

Russ Nelson nelson at
Wed Jul 9 21:20:33 UTC 2008

Ernest Prabhakar writes:
 > I think this the Artistic License 1.0 is a perfect candidate for a  
 > "superseded" license, which we explicitly discourage people from using  
 > (and precludes certain rights, like using our logo).  That seems to  
 > fit the context best without causing unforeseen legal complications.

It's in line with what we've done before.  Not sure if it's strong

 > Frankly, I don't think the OSI has the clout to actually force people  
 > to switch away who haven't already,

Who ever has the ability to force people to do something?  If you have
a gun, a shovel, and a man, and you want a ditch, and you shoot the
gun at the man, all you have is one less bullet but you still have no

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