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Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes - constructive suggestion!

Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> writes:

> On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 07:46:18PM -0700, Barak Pearlmutter wrote:
> > I've edited that nascent DFSG FAQ and put it at
> > 
> >  http://www-bcl.cs.unm.edu/~bap/dfsg-faq.html
> > 
> > I'd appreciate comments.
> It seems a bit eager about the GPL.  I'd much prefer if it gave equal
> time to the GPL and the BSD camps.  Better yet, recommend the two
> licenses without trying to summarize them (people ARE supposed to
> read licenses before applying them, after all!), and just state the
> advantages of using standard licenses: they're better understood by
> the community, they've been written by actual lawyers, people don't
> have to spend time figuring them out before using the program or
> helping with development, and they make it easier to share code
> between your project and others.

Yes, I agree.  I'm an unashamed total GPL fan, but I think this
document might give a very brief description of the basic merits and
then leave it at that.

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