Kyle E. Mitchell writing.kemitchell.com

It's time to deprecate MIT and BSD licenses  ↦

Kyle E. Mitchell, who is not your attorney, and Executive Director of the recently founded Blue Oak Council, writing on /dev/lawyer has this to say about these “thirty-year-old academic licenses.”

MIT and BSD open source licenses are well known, popular, and legally deprecated. They served long and well, but they’re older than many open source software developers, and haven’t been maintained.

With licenses like Blue Oak available, it’s time open source upgraded from academic forms of the ’80s. There are good social, practical, and especially legal reasons to do so.

Kyle goes on to enumerate all the reasons why the Blue Oak license is a better fit for open source.


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