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

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Mar 9 22:08:31 UTC 2012

Quoting Karl Fogel (kfogel at red-bean.com):

> One of the things that's tricky on these lists, I think, is that two
> interlocutors may know each other personally, but *that fact* may be
> unknown to others on the list (as it was to me, for example)...

Point well taken.

Not to detract from any of that, but I've found over the years that the
world of open source usual suspects (and even hangers-on) _is_ actually
ridiculously small and familiar.  It's one of the reasons I take greater
care, these days, to not push people's buttons:  You never know if the
djbware fan you annoyed yesterday (by saying on your personal Web pages
that you didn't enjoy administering qmail for a living and don't
appreciate its oddities) might become your boss tomorrow.

Anyway, probably many of us have encountered each other, even if we are
not currently associating name with face.  And are likely to do so again
-- so watch out whom you choose to bad-mouth, folks.

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