Subject: Re: non-military use license
From: Chuck Swiger <chuck@codefab.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 11:45:43 -0800

On Jan 11, 2007, at 10:56 AM, Lawrence Rosen wrote:
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> Why does this list spend so much time on hypothetical discussions?

Thinking about hypothetical cases and figuring out whether they  
satisfy (or fail to satisfy) a given set of constraints is a very  
common design approach in computer science, especially when the  
nature of the constraints are not clearly understood or seem  
contradictory.

It seems evident than many people writing software don't understand  
contract law and licensing issues very well, which is probably one of  
the reasons why the OSI board wants someone submitting a license to  
have it reviewed by someone legally qualified to do so.

-- 
-Chuck