[License-review] License drafting quality and process [was Re: Comment on MOSL and similar licenses]

Luis Villa luis at lu.is
Thu Jun 6 15:10:08 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 7:55 AM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> Anyway, all this strikes me as a solution in search of a problem.  We are
> really not being inundated with new licenses these days.

I bring it up because we don't have all the tools we need to say no to
those licenses - it is quite possible to submit a license that
complies with all our formal requirements without improving the
overall ecosystem, and we have no formal way to say no to those.

[I do think there are still improvements possible in licenses, else I
wouldn't have done MPL 2, or participated heavily in copyleft-next.]


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