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

Josh Berkus josh at postgresql.org
Thu May 30 20:40:59 UTC 2013


> It is probably true that such licenses were a waste of time. I just do
> not see why one would assume that consulting an arbitrary attorney
> would on average have resulted in something better

Mostly just because it requires convincing at least one other person
that your license is worth someone's time and/or money before you come here.

> Some of the most problematic pseudo or questionably-FLOSS licenses
> I've seen over the years clearly *were* drafted with legal help.

No question.  If you come up with a way to screen most of those out,
too, I'm all ears.

--Josh Berkus

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