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    Default Maximal: A New Open-Source License...

    Phoronix: Maximal: A New Open-Source License...

    Some user, after having communicated with Richard Stallman, decided to write a new open-source license. This new open-source license is quite simple and is being called Maximal...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5NTQ

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    This guy doesn't even use properly "it's" and "its" in the license text. Probably noble but worthless effort, hardly worth my comment or a phoronix article.

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    Is this email a joke?

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    This will be remembered as the day that changed the open-source industry.

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    Default Doesn't even talk about patents

    Which makes it a worthless licence..

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    So, someone farts a three-line license, and it becomes news now...?

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    Actually, I think he wrote it after talking with me in the FSF priority projects thread more so than after talking with RMS.

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    This license would not have any value inside a court so it's useless.

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    It'd be fun to see this checked by an actual lawyer. A lot of the verbosity of current licenses is to accomodate different local laws, and to make the text precise enough to hold in court. The unfortunate thing about the legal system is that you can't rely on common sense or intentions, so it's quite possible that this license isn't even enforceable in its current state.

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    Default wtf

    This is not newsworthy.
    The idiot who wrote it knows as little about IP law as he knows about grammar and spelling.
    Who wrote this, some 10-year-old kid?
    I wouldn't expect it to stand up in court.

    If you want a good license, check out the ISC license, it is similar to the 2-clause BSD and MIT license, but even shorter due to things being striped out that were made redundant by the Berne convention.

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