[License-review] Approval: Server Side Public License, Version 2 (SSPL v2)

Kyle Mitchell kyle at kemitchell.com
Mon Feb 18 04:52:21 UTC 2019

On 2019-02-17 13:02, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Kyle Mitchell (kyle at kemitchell.com):
> > As for me, I've lost confidence in this body's ability to make
> > rigorous decisions, or even facilitate focused debate, on any remotely
> > interesting new copyleft license.  At least when certain old hands do
> > not play authorial or consultative parts.
> I think Bruce is permitted to be correct and listened to, despite the
> admitted difficulty of his having credibility on the subject.

Bruce and I have had our spats, but he's every right to
speak, be heard, and emphasize his credibility, here as
elsewhere.  Bruce has a lot to contribute.  In different
circumstances, I could see collaborating on some really
meaningful projects.  That difference, not Bruce, has me
signing off tonight.

> > So I've otherwise stopped responding, and focused my
> > efforts where collective time and talent have hope of
> > yielding practical results.  In that I am also not alone.
> BTW, science fiction/fantasy author Jo Walton wrote a nice filk about that:
> http://www.jowaltonbooks.com/poetry/whimsy/the-lurkers-support-me-in-email/

Indeed, license-review has two competing theories of the
absent masses to mull.  One that they approve of everything
that goes on here, and would be present, saying so, if they
didn't.  The other that some of them don't approve of what
goes on here, and that's why they're absent.

Kyle Mitchell, attorney // Oakland // (510) 712 - 0933

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