Subject: "Community Source License" vs. "Public License"
From: "Karsten M. Self" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 14:44:39 -0700

Another language issue.  Anyone out there have any feelings or insight
on this one?

GNU started the tradition of naming a free software license "Foo Public
License".  Sun came out with its hybrid (hydra?) SCSL -- the Sun
Community Source License (associative problem:  [Sun] + [Community
Source License] or [Sun Community] + [Source License])?

What's the intended meaning of "community source license"?  Has Sun
tainted the term?  Why would one choose to term a license a CSL or a PL?

Karsten M. Self (
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