drop Ruby license completely
In Ruby 1.9.3, the licensing of Ruby has been switched to (Ruby-specific
license detailed in COPYING) or (2-clauses BSD license).
(1) a recipient can choose to comply to one or the other license
(2) The BSD license is very permissive
(3) The BSD license gives all the permissions given by the Ruby license (and
some more) with less restrictions
I don't see why a recipient would choose to comply to the Ruby license instead
of the BSD license.
Therefore, I think that the Ruby license should be dropped completely, which
has the immediate advantage of making it easier for legal departements to
understand the Ruby licensing situation.
The additional restrictions could be turned as non-binding recommendations
and documented in the README.
Updated by naruse (Yui NARUSE) over 8 years ago
You should read the thread from [ruby-core:31978] again.