Subject: Re: NCSA Open Source License
From: "Eric S. Raymond" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 19:47:57 -0500

Bruce Perens <>:
> There are currently at least 4 variations of the MIT license on
> OSI's accepted list: MIT, BSD, Apache, I don't want to
> suggest that NCSA petition OSI to accept yet another
> variation. While OSI and friends have given up on the prospect of
> generating a unified Open Source license, it appears that it would
> at least be possible for OSI and the community to drive unification
> of the MIT variants into a single license with two optional
> portions: the generally-deprecated advertising clause used by
> Apache, and the choice-of-jurisdiction used by .

That would be three licenses, I think.
		<a href="Eric">">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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