[License-review] Approval: OIN License (Open Innovation License)

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Sun Dec 27 14:13:15 UTC 2020

Andrew Nassief dixit:

>Anybody who releases software under the "Open Innovation License" agrees to
>at goodwill, build or release technology for the betterment of humanity not
>meant with the intention to harm a human being. They agree to a prima facie
>moral duty through consequential deontology to understand that technology


Users would need to look up half the words of this and then still
not understand the meaning.

Also, even if not “legally binding” requiring people to agree to
do such things is an absolute no-go. In many cultures, a man’s
word binds them stronger than legal mumbo-jumbo, and this effectively
requires them to do as written (after trying to understand it in the
first place) or become oath-breakers which is totally inacceptable.

In American capitalist culture, this may not be so much of a problem,
but for large parts of the rest of the world this is a restriction on
distribution (not limited to redistribution), plus it creates burdens
on distributors outside of the scope of the licenced work.

We’ve got a word for this: nōn-free.

I believe no one can invent an algorithm. One just happens to hit upon it
when God enlightens him. Or only God invents algorithms, we merely copy them.
If you don't believe in God, just consider God as Nature if you won't deny
existence.		-- Coywolf Qi Hunt

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