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Technetra: Modernizing Open Source Licenses

Aug 30, 2005, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Adkins)

"Like it or not open source license complexity will not disappear. OSS must develop survival strategies to navigate the minefield of new IP issues without tripping over itself.

"At OSCON this summer, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) publicly described its efforts to bring order and reason to the crazy panoply of open source software licenses. A week later at LinuxWorld San Francisco, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) detailed its own vision to improve license sanity. The OSI is attempting to corral its plethora of 58 licenses and the FSF is launching a widely inclusive process to update the 14 year old GPL 2.0..."

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