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

Russ Nelson nelson at
Mon Mar 31 16:10:39 UTC 2008

OSCL Steward writes:
 > we were unable to find a good open source license that meets our
 > needs exactly so we wrote this.

Okay, so here's the problem with that idea: when you create your own
license, you are cutting yourself off from the rest of Open Source
development.  So, while your license may meet your needs exactly, it
completely destroys your need to cooperate with other Open Source

If you think Yet Another license meets your needs, you don't
understand your needs.

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