Submission of Ritchey Permissive License v12 as per the process outlined here.
1. Link to the full text the license
2. State the rationale for the new license.
This license differs significantly from the most similar approved licenses.
3. Explain whether the license may be used by any licensor
Anyone can be a licensor. The license text is freely distributed under itself, and makes no mention of the author.
4. Compare and contrast to the most similar approved as OD-conformant licenses
It is most similar to the CC0, and MirOS License. However, calling them similar is a stretch.
The CC0 is actually a public domain dedication, but it includes a fallback license for where this isn’t possible. This fallback license extends the licensor’s rights to the licensee. This allows it to grant permissions without listing individual actions (eg: copy, modify, etc), and then uses a list of exceptions to prohibit select actions. This approach of whitelisting permissions by default, and then blacklisting select ones is the same approach used in this license. Unlike the CC0, this license does not put works in the public domain. It’s purely a license, not a public domain dedication.
Neither this license nore the CC0 require retention of the license terms with a work. This fails to ensure disclaimers of warranty reach end users. Unlike the CC0, this license attempts to pass such obligations on.
Like the MirOS License, this license does not define terms. This leaves the language more open to interpretation. However, the wording used differs, and this license binds to a specific jurisdiction thus setting some precedent for how terms might be interpreted by a court.
5. Explain the benefit the new license brings
This license is different from the existing options in both wording, and features so it fills a gap in the available options.
6. Identify which recommended conformant licenses the new license is compatible with
No evaluation of compatibility has been done by any reputable service/organization/etc. As far as I can tell, this license is compatible with all of the currently recommended conformant licenses except the CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International, because it imposes restrictions on which licenses can be used with it. Specifically, if you modify a work you must use a compatible Creative Commons license on your changes.
7. Provide a link to any public drafting process
Not applicable. Drafts are not done publicly.