License Framework: Develop Best Practices

Warren Block wblock at
Tue Jun 15 03:30:55 UTC 2010

On Tue, 15 Jun 2010, Marco Br?der wrote:

> But it is not very useful in its current state, because several popular
> licenses are missing and some license foo is not right / specific enough to be
> considered legally correct (for example there is no 'one BSD License', there
> are at least three of them, all legally different). The legal consequences of
> even very small differences can be very huge. We actually have to make this
> legally right or the whole thing is useless.

This points nicely to something I've been wondering about.

Could it be a problem for non-lawyers to categorize ("give an opinion") 
on a license that isn't an exact word-for-word duplicate of a known 

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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