License Approval Process

Rob Edgeworth rob at
Tue Feb 15 21:12:28 UTC 2000

>The only other reason I can think of to get OSI approval for your
>license is for advertising purposes.  In that case, I guess you'll
>just have to wait until somebody from the OSI speaks up.  I'm no
>expert, but, personally, I don't think it's worth the trouble.  So you
>can't put ``open source'' on your ads.  Just say ``source code
>available'' instead.  Big deal.

I'm not certain this is the case.  I recall something a few months ago
suggesting the application for a trademark on open source was rejected.  Can
anyone confirm this?  If so it would certainly explain the lack of


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