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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Joke licenses -> Cat X
Date Sat, 28 Jul 2018 06:27:50 GMT
Exact and actual enforceability isn't the issue, really. It is the
perception of risk by the more conservative of the user population of
Apache software.

I can attest that multiple of our corporate customers refused to use
software that included the json.org joke license. There isn't any
significant functionality difference between that one and these.

So let's recognize these voices and just make these cat x.

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 19:49 Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 7:20 PM, Hen <bayard@apache.org> wrote:
> > We have a JIRA issue where the action is to put the Solipsistic Eclipse
> > Public License on the Cat X list (LEGAL-392).
> >
> > I’d also like to put the “Don’t be a Dick” License on the list. I added
> more
> > thoughts on the License here
> > https://github.com/RIAEvangelist/node-ipc/issues/133 (issue raised
> question
> > of whether it would be Apache category X, which I thought it would be).
> I've been known to have a different take on joke licenses. I honestly think
> that exactly because they are jokes there's no way they can be enforacable
> in any meaningful way and as such codebases using them aare equivalent
> to code bases in public domain.
> Thanks,
> Roman.
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