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Technetra: Modernizing Open Source Licenses

“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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