[License-review] avoid gray areas?

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Fri Mar 2 18:51:06 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 09:03:34AM -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Russ,
> >> 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.
> I don't buy this argument at all.   There's a world of difference
> between a license which does not address patents at all, and one which
> specifically excludes any grant of patent rights.

I don't think these two statements are really very closely linked.

1. "Bruce [is] telling people to avoid gray areas."

2. "[A very black-and-white issue applies to CC0.]"

(I obviously just paraphrased the second case.)

You're talking about different things.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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