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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IDK, they read more like deliberately slipped-in loopholes, designed to nullify the GPL.

Certainly not what I'd call "a good, usable alternative" to either GPL, nor LGPL.

Gets points for patent provision, and share-alike, but then they seem more like cover.

It's irrelevant "how good a bloke", or "how much work they put in", which all gets summed up under the phrase so-and-so "has done some good work".

And honestly, such an approach to technical specification, or licensing, is risible. How "morally worthy" someone is, according to the Nub-2.0 (whose moral judgement seems to consist of "me-me-me and mah friends"), has zero to do with the design, and the spec, or indeed the results.

Which in this case, are a stinker.

Though, y'know, I'm sure everyone involved made each other feel wonderful about "the good work" they're all doing in la-la-land.

Definitely not "copyleft-next" either; more like "copyleft-extinguish".

Still not sure how that license squares up with it being part of the kernel (or on its git at least.)
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