Subject: Re: License Discussion for the Broad Institute Public License (BIPL)
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 00:26:52 -0400

Rory Pheiffer scripsit:

> The OSI Certified license that is most similar to the BIPL is the Mozilla
> Public License (MPL).  However, because of the Broad Institute's affiliation
> with MIT, and further because of MIT's unique situation as a very large
> research and educational institution, we could not distribute software under
> all of the MPL's terms.

We already have the CPL, the EPL, and the CDDL, all MPL offshoots.  In the
interest of cutting down on license proliferation, could you please explain
how you intend your licenses to differ from those?

A: "Spiro conjectures Ex-Lax."                  John Cowan
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  --"Jeopardy" for generative semanticists