Subject: Re: restarting License (anti-)Proliferation
From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 22:48:42 +0000

Russ Nelson dixit:

>    understood.  Each one fragments the community and reduces code
>    sharing between projects.

Note that this does not necessarily apply to copycenter style licences
(but the other points are still valid, of course). Just for the record.

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.	-- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"