Subject: Re: OVPL summary
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 14 Sep 2005 10:20:05 -0700

Brian C <> writes:

> I would put the general question to the board this way: Is granting an
> initial developer unique privileges "discrimination"? The MPL may be a
> precedent, but that doesn't settle the issue. If allowing its asymmetry
> was a mistake, then that mistake shouldn't be the reason to commit
> additional errors.

I don't think granting unique privileges to the initial developer is
discrimation, and I don't think it violates the OSD.

I think that people who select such a license will get significantly
fewer contributions from the community, but that is a different issue.