Similar discussion list but not only for Europe?

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Sat Mar 7 01:27:47 UTC 2009

"Andrés G. Aragoneses" <aaragoneses at> writes:

> I think it makes more sense for them to embrace a common license,
> and much better if it's blessed by the FSF, instead of each one
> adopting a very similar one.

Well, I'm not going to tell anyone not to discuss or ask questions.
But I think your chances of getting a new license “blessed by the FSF”
are vanishingly small.

These companies that want license terms already had the opportunity to
get a blessed-by-the-FSF license: the GPLv3, which was the result of
unprecedented input and discussion from the entire software community.
I would expect you will have better results encouraging companies to
use those well-understood license terms.

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Ben Finney

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