[License-review] veto against Unlicence

Josh Berkus josh at berkus.org
Sat May 16 19:20:31 UTC 2020

On 5/15/20 9:00 AM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>> When using the an OSI approved license, the last thing I'd expect, is to
>> discover that I had committed a felony.
> When approving other licences with questionable wording, they were
> rejected more easily. Is someone here invested in Unlicense or
> something?

So, two things:

1. The Unlicense is already in wide use, as opposed to proposed but new

2. YOU ARE NOT AN ATTORNEY, and no amount of arguing on this list can
make you one.

The attorneys on this list seem to be satisfied that, contrary to your
position, the Unlicense does not expose downstream users to criminal
charges.  If you want to dispute that, you need to get a *legal* opinion
that says otherwise.  Not YOUR opinion, which to be blunt, doesn't count
because you are not an expert.

So -- get an attorney, or please be silent. You have made your
arguments.  Making them repeatedly in 800 different emails does not make
them any more true than they were the first time.

Josh Berkus

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