Following on from hearing about the event, on Tuesday I went along to the BCS Open Source Specialist Group to find out about a possible UK-specific open source licence. There wasn’t a huge turnout, and somewhat curiously no-one at the BCS seemed particularly willing to stand up and be counted as one of the proposers of this absurd idea.
Alex Hudson (dude, where’s your RSS/Atom feed?) gave an excellent report from the meeting on the fsfe-uk / affs mailing list, so I won’t repeat what he said. Suffice to say that almost everyone would prefer the BCS offered more education on the issue of licences rather than yet another licence. Perhaps they could even work with organisations such as OSS Watch, who have created some excellent resources on licensing in the past.