Subject: Re: license idea
From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com>
Date: 16 Jul 2003 10:47:16 -0700

"Don Jarrell" <don@digitalthinkinginc.com> writes:

> What I offer as 
> an alternative thinking approach is "not yet soup"; it 
> is just what I have been discussing with a few licensing 
> buddies.  

I have a different alternative: use an existing OSI approved license.

If you can't use an existing license, then your first step should not
be to write a license, but instead to write to the list and explain
clearly why no existing license will work for your situation.  People
on the list will then say one of the following:
1) actually, license X satisfies your needs; or
2) you're right, there is no current license for your needs, but what
   you want to do would be OSI approved, so go ahead and write a
   license; or
3) you're right, there is no current license for your needs, because
   what you want to do would not be OSI approved.

Ian
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