[License-review] CC0 incompliant with OSD on patents, [was: MXM compared to CC0 ]

Karl Fogel kfogel at red-bean.com
Fri Mar 9 16:49:14 UTC 2012

Bruce Perens <bruce at perens.com> writes:

>No, they will prefer to use software with such grants because it
>reduces their risk. What they worry about is contributing their own
>work to such software. In general the ones who also have a patent
>royalty business either refuse to make such contributions or use
>intermediaries to develop them.
>If you want an organization that recommends licenses, the FSF is happy
>to help. I agree that OSI should have a short-list of recommended
>licenses, but the politics of dis-recommending some organization's
>license are too much for them.

This isn't actually the case, by the way.  It's not the politics; it's
more the time it takes to do it right.
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