[License-review] Submitting CC0 for OSI approval
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Feb 18 00:39:46 UTC 2012
Quoting Bruce Perens (bruce at perens.com):
> It doesn't seem to me that this non-license would be as safe for
> developers as BSD.
CC0 clauses 3 and 4, the 'public license fallback' and 'limitations and
disclaimers', are to my eyes a competently written and valid permissive
licence drafted by competent professionals.
If those were not present, I would agree and regard the licence as utter
folly and dangerous to developers and their downstream reusers. Given
that they're present, CC0 is a competent and (as far as I can tell) safe
permissive licence -- that was written, in my view, for a dumb reason to
cater to foolish people.
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