Subject: Re: Change ot topic, back to OVPL
From: Alex Bligh <alex@alex.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 09:33:08 +0100



--On 31 August 2005 15:37 -0700 Ben Tilly <btilly@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Wow.  Is this the consensus view of the board?  That the existing set of
>> licenses most likely can not be improved?
>
> I don't think that that was the message.  But if your goal is to
> reduce the number of licenses in widespread use, then why would you
> ever encourage the use of a new license?

a) Encouraging use is different from approval. Even the OVPL folks
   *discourage* use in most circumstances
b) It may well be that the new license is just better than what's there
   before. For instance, I very much hope the OSL 3.0 will be approved
   on exactly that basis.

Alex