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Re: Please do not compound license proliferation (was: C-FSL: a new license for software from elstel.org)



On Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:33:42 +1100 Ben Finney wrote:

> Elmar Stellnberger <estellnb@elstel.org> writes:
> 
> > I have various issues about current licenses. Just see at what makes
> > this license pretty much different from other established licenses.
> > Let us discuss this in detail when the license should be fit for
> > approval.
> 
> Please do not compound the already widespread problem of license
> proliferation.
> 
> If you actually want recipients of your software to exercise software
> freedom, do everyone (including yourself!) a big favour, by choosing an
> existing well-understood widely-implemented free software license.
> 
> What's more, this is not the forum for discussing your own invented
> license text. This forum is a service to the Debian project primarily,
> and that cause is best served by strongly *discouraging* license
> proliferation.

I would just like to say that I fully agree with Ben's comment: license
proliferation should be avoided in (almost) all cases.

What's worse in the present case is that the proposed license is
definitely non-free and has countless issues...

Hence, I can do nothing but reiterate Ben's recommendation: please
adopt an existing well-known and widely-used free software license!


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