nelson at crynwr.com
Fri Aug 31 03:53:54 UTC 2001
Matthew C. Weigel writes:
> Why is this license
> (http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice-20000612) not listed on
> the OSI list of approved licenses
Why isn't it listed? Because it's not approved.
Why isn't it approved? Because we got hideously backlogged.
Why did we get backlogged? Because approving licenses is a lot of
work, and we're all working on open source with just as much on
our TODO lists as anybody else in the field, if not more.
So now what? We changed the license submittal procedure to take some
of the work off of our shoulders and put it on those of the people
submitting licenses. This has the beneficial effect of making it
harder to create Yet Another open source license.
Hey, when did you do that? 25 April 2001.
Why didn't you tell me?? Because if you don't bother asking us how
the license approval is going, you obviously don't care. If you
don't care, we don't care.
In other words, if you want it approved, and you've submitted it and
haven't heard from us, resubmit it.
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