Re: New License/Exception Request: MIT No Attribution
Mark Atwood (Amazon.com)
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While Amazon did create this license, we also found a reference to an even earlier identical independent invention of the same license text, and included a link to that document. As to why MIT-0 instead of BSD0?, I do not know, it was before my time. There may have been an internal legal committee discussion and rationale, but I do not have a record of it if there was.
Mark Atwood <atwoodm@...>
Principal, Open Source
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Subject: Re: New License/Exception Request: MIT No Attribution
Do I understand correctly then, that Amazon created this license?
While I understand the rationale (as you explained below), which makes sense and I can see others having a similar goal. But, I’m wondering why Amazon made a new license, instead of using something that reaches the same goal and that is already out there, like: https://spdx.org/licenses/0BSD.html ?