[License-review] avoid gray areas?

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Fri Mar 2 07:13:52 UTC 2012

On 03/01/2012 10:59 PM, Russ Nelson wrote:
> By Bruce's own logic, we should be telling people to avoid gray areas. Thus, if Bruce is
> correct, we should deprecate the BSD and many other licenses.
This is referring to our license-discuss dialogue today on how to mix 
proprietary software and GPL software together while keeping a bright 
line between the proprietary and GPL parts, such that there is no matter 
of contention that would cause a GPL licensor to bring a lawsuit.

This is taken out of context from an entirely separate discussion and 
doesn't map to the one at hand. There are many gray things in the world, 
and this should not be construed to be advice about any of them. For 
example, it is not advise to stop aspirating the gray smoke, even if 
some folks might benefit from such advice.



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