Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Are 68 Open Source Licenses Enough? Or Too Many?

This is an article I wrote a number of months back. But it's still relevant, which is why I'm posting a link to  it here, today:

 The Open Source Initiative (OSI) currently lists 68 approved open source licenses. Sounds like more than enough to suit any needs? Think again. Jilayne Lovejoy, corporate counsel at OpenLogic, says, “We have more than 1,000 licenses cataloged in OLEX,” and “we are constantly adding new licenses or variations on existing licenses that we find in the course of performing audit and scanning services.” Are all these licenses necessary? And why are there so many in the first place? (Read the rest)

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