Subject: Re: pruning "dead" licenses
From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 17:08:30 +0000

Eric S. Raymond dixit:

>John Cowan <>:
>> > To the extent that we can promote freedom and get better outcomes by
>> > pruning licenses, I'd sacrifice "diversity" without a qualm.

I wouldn't: the certification mark does not mention OSI only gives
it out for a limited time, but guarantees that OSI lists the approved
licences on their website.

>Yet to be determined. I've been thinking in terms of de-emphasizing,
>mostly by creating a category of "preferred" or "best-practice" licenses
>and pushing those.

You already did this:

Only that you might want to replace the MPL soon...