Fighting license problems/proliferation by introducing another license.

By Robert Link, published at 13 August 2007 - 2:12pm, last updated 12 years 24 weeks ago.

Chris Lott at Ruminate, a fine distance education tech blog, posts a link to the Open Education License Draft. My title here is extracted from Lott's pithy description, and the below is excerpted from the conversation in progress in the Ruminate comments:

I do have a concern about littering the legal landscape with a flood of variations on copyleft. I have a beef with needless complication. A sane fair use practice would obviate the need for GPL1,2&3/PAL/CC/copyleft/&c. In an “innocent until proven guilty” legal system, all use should be presumptively deemed fair unless and until some demonstrable affirmative harm can be established, and probably all such matters should be deemed civil rather than criminal.