[License-review] Svoboda for Approval

Tom Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon May 21 17:53:48 UTC 2012

On 05/21/2012 01:42 PM, Gregor Pintar wrote:
> It is composed from parts of well known licenses like ISC, MirOS and zlib.

Why exactly are you doing this? Why not use one of those "well known
licenses"? I mean, the license you post above is effectively the same
thing as the common MIT variant, just worded slightly differently, and
merely contributes to license proliferation.

Licenses are like volatile chemicals, mixing them is rarely advised, and
should be left to experts (e.g. lawyers).

If you must do this, at least state the problem you're trying to address
that isn't already addressed by an OSI license. Heck, I'd argue that
step should be a mandatory prerequisite for _any_ new license submission
at this point.


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