Subject: Re: FOR APPROVAL: OZPLB Licence
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 13:51:30 -0500

Bjorn Reese writes:
 > Russell Nelson wrote:
 > > Bjorn Reese writes:
 > >  > If there are flaws in the existing licenses, then that seems like a
 > >  > perfectly good reason to introduce a new license, especially since
 > >  > open source knows no national boundaries.
 > > 
 > > "If there are flaws in existing software, then that seems like a
 > > perfectly good reason to rewrite the software from scratch."
 > As the above indeed is a perfectly good reason,

No, it's not.  It's a reason to fix the existing software, as Larry
Rosen pointed out earlier this month.

 > I do not claim that a rewrite, neither of software nor of licenses,
 > is the only solution. I only claim that it is a solution -- a
 > solution you seem keen on prohibiting.

Discouraging, not prohibiting.  Just as I discourage people from
writing Yet Another <whatever>.  Pick one that's closest to what you
want, use it, and fix it if you still think it needs fixing after
you've used it for a while.

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