Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Honest Public License

I only chanced upon the Honest Public License today. Sorry about the tardyness but there you have it. In any case, Capobianco's polemic is directed at webservices(yup, those things that Tim O'Reilly so charmingly described as "pockets of proprietary opportunity") and they are, no exaggeration intended, the one thing that could render lots of current licensing constraints irrelevant in a world moving towards web-centric computing. I quite like the reasoning in the piece but imagine that the exact wording of the HPL will take some working on before it works for everyone (especially those folks at Yahoo and Google).


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