[License-review] CeCILL license V2.1 for Approval

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Apr 3 19:53:31 UTC 2012

Chad Perrin scripsit:

> It seems, then, that to qualify as an open source license it would need
> to do so not only in both languages but in any mix of conditions where
> the two disagree, to account for possible interpretations in court.  That
> sounds like a mess to try to untangle.

In principle, yes.  However, any license is potentially ambiguous.  We are
not the World Supreme Court, and can only do the best we can.

A poetical purist named Cowan           [that's me: cowan at ccil.org]
Once put the rest of us dowan.          [on xml-dev]
    "Your verse would be sweeter        http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
    If it only had metre
And rhymes that didn't force me to frowan."     [overpacked line!] --Michael Kay

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