Re: [OFFTOPIC] RMS and reactions to him (YAWN)

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Thu Jan 16 2003 - 05:42:40 EST

On Wed, 15 Jan 2003, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> Have you ever pondered the question why some of the new code in 2.5 is
> coming up with a dual-license of OSL/GPL ? Is it because OSL has some
> meaningful terms understood by the courts? Is it because the folks at OSI
> understand a bigger picture?

For the people who haven't found it yet, the OSL can be
found here:

I like this license a lot; to my untrained eye it seems
to give much more protection than the GPL.

> Richard, is there a way to make OSL and GPL compatable ?
> Richard, will you allow OSL and GPL to coexist ?
> Richard, can OSL superceed GPL ?
> Richard, can you agree there may be a better license than GPL ?
> Richard, if people want to develop under OSL, what are the results
> of the combined work?
> Richard, if GPL can be improved by the adoption of OSL ideas,
> what benefits are there to you idea to holding onto the
> past?

Interesting questions, I hope Richard will answer them.



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