Subject: Re: OSI's war on corporate licenses
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 15:32:26 -0400

Mitchell Baker writes:
 > Yes, this is indeed a surprise.  Exactly what failue are we talking
 > about?

The MPL has suffered from a success failure.  At least a half-dozen
licenses are of the form "Hey, we love the MPL, only we need to tweak
it a little."  To the extent that it has spawned close copies, it is a
success.  To the extent that it has spawned close copies, it is a
failure.

I don't mean to whine, but we need an MPL that everyone loves as the
MPL, not as its bastard stepchild.  Are there any press people here??
I can just see the quote now: "Russell Nelson calls MPL knock-off
licenses ``bastard stepchildren''."  I *didn't* say that and you can't
quote me.

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