[License-review] For Approval: Convertible Free Software License, Version 1.3 (C-FSL v1.3)

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Thu Jan 10 01:14:12 UTC 2019

On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 4:32 PM Rob Landley <rob at landley.net> wrote:

> tl;dr: what this license is trying to do with its "original developers"
> nonsense
> does not match reality, even a little. (At least according to this hobbyist
> computer historian's understanding.) It is _conceptually_ broken.

Yes. We can already make a case that it breaks the OSD terms. But it's also
bad for the community, and bad for individual Open Source developers,
especially those not equipped to find the bad terms hiding behind language
directed to "You" when they really apply to a very select group.


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