[Linux-aus] Fwd: Licensing HOWTO by Eric & Catherine Raymond

Arjen Lentz arjen at mysql.com
Thu Nov 6 11:38:02 UTC 2003

Hi Greg,

On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 12:52, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Sunday,  2 November 2003 at 15:08:01 -0800, Arjen Lentz wrote:
> > Here is a good overview of open source licences and their
> > applicability, written by Mr and Mrs Raymond:
> >
> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/Licensing-HOWTO.html
> Hmm.  There's some interesting stuff in there, but classifying the
> Apache and BSD licenses as "obsolete" sounds more like opinion than
> fact.

Hmm... I think they're making their case as a legal assessment. They do
note an alternative they feel is better suited to the modern world, the
AFL (Acedemic Free License). Do you have an opinion on that license?

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