REMOVE (entirely) the Artistic License 1.0?

Thorsten Glaser tg at
Wed Jul 9 21:35:42 UTC 2008

Russ Nelson dixit:

[ just deprecating ]
>Not sure if it's strong enough.

There's a famous quote: "we sell rope"

You will not prevent people from using a licence by either not approving
it or revoking the status of being approved (which, in my eyes, is not a
good thing anyway). But you can educate them by discouraging use and an-
nouncing THAT on the website, just where the licence is listed.

You can not discourage something that is (no longer, not) listed, simply
because people will think it's an omission, they know it was approved at
some time (in the past), or see that it conforms to the OSD.

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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