[License-discuss] The per se license constructor
mccoy.smith at intel.com
Fri Mar 15 20:40:08 UTC 2019
>>From: License-discuss [mailto:license-discuss-bounces at lists.opensource.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Perens
>>Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 1:31 PM
>>To: license-discuss at lists.opensource.org
>>Subject: [License-discuss] The per se license constructor
>>I thus feel all such things should be rejected, although the reason is entirely outside of the OSD.
At the risk of arguing against my own interest (I’m a lawyer), requiring a submitter to retain a lawyer in license drafting and/or review is a potential barrier to entry (lawyers being expensive) and could come across as the process being taken over by lawyers (and possibly even a limited group of lawyers). I’m not sure that helps with the perception issues other are expressing in threads the past few days
Drafting or review by a lawyer is no guarantee of quality, and I’d submit that drafting and review by a non-lawyer is not a guarantee of non-quality (pardon the triple negative).
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