[License-review] CC withdrawl of CC0 from OSI process

Clark C. Evans cce at clarkevans.com
Sat Feb 25 13:29:45 UTC 2012

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012, at 02:01 AM, John Cowan wrote:
> Bruce Perens scripsit:
> > If you feel strongly, please do the work.
> I would, and gladly.  But it wouldn't be CC0.  People are *already*
> publishing software under CC0, and now they can't even say it's
> Open Source.  That *sucks*.

I think there are a half-dozen approaches to copyright dedication,
and great many software developers use "unlicense" over CC0 instead 
since it's more in the *spirit* of BSD: short and to the point.  It 
would be very nice to have one that is prepared by legal professionals.
I think if both the OSI and the FSF backed a single dedication /w 
fallback license, you'd see people use it.



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