Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by David at 2007-07-20 09:19
"The Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) will be holding an interactive event on Tuesday 24th July 2007 over a proposal to create a British Computer Society (BCS) Open Source Licence."
BCS: Please don't create another FOSS license, the world has enough already
I'm not sure if this is about creating a new license which has BCS in the name to promote the BCS, or if it is about creating a license for software produced by the BCS (I don't even know if the BCS published software for that matter).
If it is the former then this is a cheap stunt, that isn't likely to have much success and will just create Yet Another Near Identical License to choose from.
If the latter, then please please please - just adopt an existing license. Its doubtful you'll be able to come up with anything new anyway.
Given that the BCS members' magazine this month is all about how great DRM is, I'm not best impressed with them at the moment.
I don't have anything to say to that
(except sarcastic comments about DRM in general)
Hmm, I see that the meeting is being held about 15 minutes walk from my office. Do I devote an evening to laughing at the people on stage?
I think that was pretty much ORG's plan already.