Open Source Content License (OSCL) - Other/Miscellaneous licenses

Russ Nelson nelson at
Mon Mar 31 15:54:34 UTC 2008

John Cowan writes:
 > original.  This is not a problem in itself, but the proliferation of
 > such licenses is, because content licensed under one such license (say,
 > yours) and content licensed under another such license (say, the GPL)
 > cannot be brought together to form a work that is jointly derivative of
 > both works.  In essence, each such license creates a separate commons.

Unless the license says ".... or under the GPL", in which case the
existance of the license is fairly pointless.

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