approved licenses web page not being updated
Joseph M. Reagle Jr.
reagle at w3.org
Wed Aug 1 14:57:03 UTC 2001
At 20:25 7/30/2001, David Wallace Croft wrote:
>"SamBC" mentioned in March that the approved licenses web page was not
>being updated. Does anyone know who has the ability to make these updates
>and what is going on?
Yes, I'm still hoping the W3C license get's listed eventually, it's been 20
months since our request ! Unfortunately, that Web page is being used as
a normative list of Open Source licenses by others, and if it isn't being
updated, it should have a corresponding status.
This (non-normative) list is not an exclusive enumeration of licenses that
satisfy the OSI definition; it is infrequently updated. It is inappropriate
to use this as a reference or to cite as anything other than as "work in
If I need to convince someone (for instance, if we want to host a project on
SourceForge) of the merits of our license, I hope they know/trust the W3C
(our license is older than most on the OSI list) or I refer them to the FSF
 where we are listed as a GPL compatible Free license.
Joseph Reagle Jr. http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
W3C Policy Analyst mailto:reagle at w3.org
IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair http://www.w3.org/Signature
W3C XML Encryption Chair http://www.w3.org/Encryption/2001/
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