Ian Lance Taylor scripsit:

> > I don't understand why there are so many licenses, if the open-source
> > specification is so rigid.
> 
> I don't really understand it either.  I mean, I know how we got here
> step by step, but looking at the situation now it doesn't make much
> sense.

We have so many licenses because of the Not Invented Here principle: lawyers
don't want to adopt the work of other lawyers as is, because how could they
justify their fees then?

We really need only about two licenses: a reciprocal one and a non-reciprocal
one.  Perhaps we also need one that is reciprocal as to the code itself, but
not as to larger works in which the code is embedded.

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