[License-review] The three license discussion

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Tue May 28 00:49:21 UTC 2019

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 7:12 PM Bruce Perens via License-review <
license-review at lists.opensource.org> wrote:

So, why don't we guide people to use this strategically coherent set? It
> would seem to me to be a step forward.

Because, whether you or I like it or not, that will be perceived as a
political act that favors the ASF and the FSF and disfavors the open-source
communities that are adverse to these organizations (even if not
specifically to their licenses).  So if you do that, those communities will
put it about that the OSI is no longer neutral among the many people who do
open source, but are RMS-lovers and Behlendorf brown-neckers (it's already
bad enough to be book-muckers and 'puter-rubbers, since that be naught for
true men).  And then they will smite you hip and thigh in the press.

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