[License-discuss] A modest proposal to reduce the number of BSD licenses

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Tue Aug 18 20:57:56 UTC 2020

Lawrence Rosen dixit:

>This has been proposed before. What is different now is that the Public
>Software Fund is going to stand behind this process, and defend the
>project's editor against lawsuits by any licensors who object to this
>I’m not convinced that “don’t need to worry” and the “Public Software
>Fund” are sufficient reasons to violate the “no relicensing” rule of

The wording of most of the licences is also pretty clear: *these* terms
(their wording) is to be copied, not any equivalent one.

I believe no one can invent an algorithm. One just happens to hit upon it
when God enlightens him. Or only God invents algorithms, we merely copy them.
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existence.		-- Coywolf Qi Hunt

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