Re: Open Source licensing, Take 2

From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Tue May 10 2005 - 16:46:32 CDT

On May 10, 2005, at 2:41 PM, David Mertz wrote:

>>>> http://www.mass.gov/Aitd/docs/quickrefchart.xls
>> think we want the following to be "Yes.":
>> COLUMNS = "Yes"
>> b,c,g,h,i,j
>
> For others, I list the checklist below. Btw. My state has done a nice
> job summarizing the features (and with its open government program for
> source code; props to Linda Hamel).
>
> I don't care about C or J though. I would lean towards "No" on both
> of those, but would be satisfied with "Doesn't matter." We do want K
> also, I think.
>
> I'm fairly indifferent on O. But as a practical matter, it's harder
> to attract good volunteers to a BSD-ish license than a GPL-ish one. A
> lot of people feel strongly about not wanting private companies to
> "steal their work."

Whatever we do here, we need also appropriate trademarks to protect our
seals of approval from unauthorized use.

-R

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