[License-discuss] Draft of new OSI licenses landing page; please review.
mccoy.smith at intel.com
Wed Apr 4 20:27:08 UTC 2012
The FSF doesn't technically "approve" of licenses (except, I suppose, they approve of their own licenses: GPL, LGPL, AGPL). On their website, they list two types of non *GPL licenses: 1) "GPL-compatible free software licenses" and 2) "GPL-incompatible free software licenses"
That's more than mere semantics -- they're not opining upon licenses other than as to whether they believe the terms of those licenses are consistent with the principals of "free software"; nevertheless, GPL compatibility is, to some, an important factor when choosing licenses.
From: license-discuss-bounces at opensource.org [mailto:license-discuss-bounces at opensource.org] On Behalf Of Johnny Solbu
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 1:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [License-discuss] Draft of new OSI licenses landing page; please review.
On Wednesday 04 April 2012 20:40, Karl Fogel wrote:
> "The FooBar license is not FSF-approved, so maybe it should be
> father down, since all other things being equal we don't want to
> a non-FSF-approved license over approved ones".
Maybe there should be some kind if indication of FSF aproved licenses?
I can think of two ways to do that: Listing them in a separate group, or some sort of icon or text next to the licenses.
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