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

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Mar 9 17:03:44 UTC 2012

Quoting Karl Fogel (kfogel at red-bean.com):
> Bruce Perens <bruce at perens.com> writes:
> >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.

In fact, if anything, OSI has occasionally let everyone down on occasion
by approving really rather wretched (but thankfully now obscure)
licences that it should not have.  So, sorry Bruce, but are you smoking
the funny stuff?

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