[License-review] Svoboda for Approval

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Mon May 21 22:58:32 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 09:28:22PM +0200, Gregor Pintar wrote:
> What about Unlicense? Why it isn't approved?

I don't think it has been formally submitted.

It is, at least by some, not considered a license at all.  Rather, it is
a public domain dedication/release and a disclaimer of warranty, which
renders it ineffective in jurisdictions where a public domain
dedication/release is not legally meaningful.  Some might claim the
disclaimer of warranty is also not legally meaningful, at least where the
public domain dedication/release *is* meaningful, though I am skeptical
of such claims.

There are also people who simply dislike approving things, so there's a
lot of social pushback.  Given that the Unlicense text is probably an
order of magnitude more legally effective in its phrasing than your
submission, I think your chances of getting your license past the
gatekeepers is doomed.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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