On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Luis Villa <luis(a)tieguy.org> wrote:
On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM, Richard Fontana
> On 09/22/2012 03:34 PM, Luis Villa wrote:
>> Just curious if anyone has thought about, looked at, or drafted a
>> permissive license based on the structure, organization, and
>> terminology of copyleft.next.
> In fact I have thought about it (but didn't go beyond the 'thought'
> stage), not too after I had already started the project. Once a
> certain level of simplification of structure was achieved I realized
> it wouldn't be difficult to achieve this. Whether it is worth doing is
> an interesting idea to ponder.
If nothing else, it would be an interesting drafting exercise and
might point out structural issues.
I'd love to see it. As I've carped elsewhere, the state of the art of
permissive licenses is pretty poor.
(And I do think, if I could snap my fingers and change all licenses
once, having parallel licenses akin to CC-BY/CC-SA/CC-ND for
Apache/MPL/EPL/GPL/AGPL would be a huge win for the world.)
If I could snap my fingers, there would be no parallel licenses; only
a set of public domain->permissive->weak copylefts->strong
copyleft->network copyleft instruments for all overlapping magisteria
(and they all do).