Subject: RE: Legal soundness comes to open source distribution
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 08:35:04 -0400 (EDT)

Brian Behlendorf writes:
 > On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Russell Nelson wrote:
 > > I like mine (well duh!) because it explicitly says that all is fair in
 > > love, war, and software use and modification except for a few things.
 > > That's also its weakness because the list needs to be right; no more
 > > and no less.
 > 
 > Actually, it's alright if initially it's too restrictive - you can always
 > add to your list of exceptions over time, but removing exceptions would be
 > politically tough (while doable) since it would invalidate previously
 > valid licenses.

Quite true.  Better to err on the side of not giving much freedom to
restrict, since we can always give them freedom later.

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