caGrid Open Source License For Legacy Approval

Bruce Perens bruce at
Fri Feb 6 20:09:44 UTC 2009

Justin Permar wrote:
> New versions of our software typically have a ³new license² with minor changes (version, etc.).

Do you understand the license proliferation problem, and if so would you 
please explain it to your attorneys? This isn't a good thing for your 
company to do.

It's sort of like being a producer of pollution who asks a governing 
authority to please approve this discharge, and we'll make back to get 
your approval for another, slightly different discharge next time.



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