Subject: RE: conducting a sane and efficient GPLv3, LGPLv3 Review
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:41:30 -0700

Luis Villa wrote:
> So, yeah. We could spend literally hundreds of hours discussing
> compatibility, 'need', and potential license flaws, and in the process
> finish driving away from license-discuss anyone of goodwill but
> limited time/energy, but I'd strongly suggest that instead we limit
> GPL v3 discussion to the strict question of OSD compatibility and save
> each other the time and energy for other pursuits.

I agree. GPLv3 is obviously OSD-compliant. Let's get right to the point. It
is an open source license, even if RMS prefers to use a different name for
it. :-)

Quite frankly, I'm more interested to see what category the license will be
placed in on the OSI list. Is it redundant? Or will OSI immediately call it
popular?

/Larry 

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