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

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Thu Jan 10 01:29:17 UTC 2019

The point is that the license changes were not really developer decisions
either time, and thus this isn't about license changes causing the schism,
it's about developers escaping bad management. The second time, it was the
fact that there was an Open Source license in place which made it possible
for the developers to abscond with the project. In other cases where the
license change was a developer decision, there was no need for anyone to

It is definitely a really good and important feature of Open Source
licenses that developers can abscond from bad management.



On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 5:22 PM Josh Berkus <josh at berkus.org> wrote:

> On 1/9/19 3:04 PM, Bruce Perens wrote:
> > XFree86 /forked /twice when license decisions prompted the developers to
> > decide that their current management was an impediment to the project.
> > It didn't destroy the project either time, it just made a particular
> > organization irrelevant to its future.
> That's like saying "Europe survived two world wars, they can't be that
> bad."
> Maybe pick a better example than X.
> --
> Josh Berkus
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