[License-review] License submission for approval for Moritz30-Projects Open Source License Version 1

Matthias Merkel moritz30 at moritz30.de
Wed Jun 8 15:19:12 UTC 2016

1. As far as I read doesn't the GPL require redistributors to link thw software's original homepage and what is more important it's source code.
2. One goal of my license is to make a license that isn't to long and to complex.

---- On Mi, 08 Jun 2016 15:38:27 +0200 josh at postgresql.org wrote ----


So, first, you haven't shown that you have licensing needs which are not
satisfied by existing licenses. It really seems like what you want is
the LGPL, or a similar license; why not just use that?

Using an existing license both means that you benefit from the legal
expertise of many other people, it also makes it easier for developers
and companies to use your code because they know what to expect from
that license. Even assuming that we accepted your license (which is
unlikely), it would be a barrier to adoption and contributions to your
software just because it would be strange and unexpected.

Second, you really need the help of a professional to write this; the
reason why real licenses are "wordy" is that certain language is
required for the licenses to be effective. Unfortunately, OSI does not
currently supply such help.

--Josh Berkus
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