Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Aug 2007 20:13 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The OSI License-Discuss mailing list has been ablaze for the past few days since Microsoft submitted its Permissive License to the OSI for official open source license approval. Jon Rosenberg, source program director for Microsoft, posted, "Microsoft believes that this license provides unique value to the open source community by delivering simplicity, brevity, and permissive terms combined with intellectual property protection."
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RE[2]: To be honest...
by Moochman on Sun 19th Aug 2007 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE: To be honest..."
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Objectivity and unbiased opinions are for people who can't learn and abstract, not to mention impossible goals.

By that logic, people who are able to learn should always form biased opinions. Except that the definition of "biased" means being unable to learn to see things in new ways as new situations present themselves.

Sorry, I just don't buy your twisted argument. Microsoft's past behavior should not be the basis of refusing to review their license request. As other people have noted, just letting them create an open-source license does not immediately mean that thousands of developers are going to flock to it. Now I'm not saying they should approve this license or not, as I myself have not reviewed, it but I am saying that it should at least be looked at carefully before being rejected.

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