License Committee Report for April 2009

Rick Moen rick at
Thu Apr 2 19:03:11 UTC 2009

Quoting Alon von Bismark ( at

> The context:

As previously discussed, this would-be licence is defectively
constructed, its wording making no reference to a covered work and thus,
apparently, granting certain rights to the licence itself, only, and not
to anything else.  Thus, it OSD merits as yet another cruddy permissive
licence with warranty problems don't even warrant discussion.

Your e-mail address, like wtfpl.user at immediately before
you, appears to have been invented for purposes of this discussion.
Would your name perchance be surname Puppet, given name Sock?

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rick at  organization, and I'd like to steal your data!" and lots 
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