[License-review] Svoboda for Approval

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Mon May 21 20:13:24 UTC 2012

By the way, the OSI board has abolished the position of Board
Observer, so I'm now an ordinary mortal! Huzzah! Long live the mortal!

Gregor Pintar writes:
 > 2012/5/21, Richard Fontana <rfontana at redhat.com>:
 > > Why not use CC0?
 > It is not OSI approved and it is too long.

It's only not OSI approved because it doesn't do what it can't do, and
what people think it should do -- solve the problem of patents.

It's only too long because that's what is needed to reliably disclaim
copyright world-wide ... and failing that, it's a license that comes
as close as possible to public domain.

If the Creative Commons thought "This work has no copyright" was
sufficient, they would have used it, no?

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