Why, Yes, I Do Live East of the Mississippi

Earlier this week, I gave my Wide Open Faces talk to the web design group at Hennepin Tech. Much of that talk is a dive into the differences among open source licenses (specficially OFL, GPL, and X11/MIT).

My personal preference is the X11/MIT license. It’s short (4 sentences) and basically says; while the copyright is held, you’re free to do what you need to with this software.

To my surprise – my preference for the MIT license has more to do with the location of my current residence.

Hard to imagine that if I lived 2.5 miles further west, I’d be favoring the BSD.