YAPL is bad (was: Re: Backlog assistance?)

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Tue Sep 25 22:36:31 UTC 2001

on Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 11:08:59PM +0200, Steve Lhomme (steve.lhomme at free.fr) wrote:
> | Poster:  Licences need to be approved more rapidly to introduce
> |          improvements!
> | Others:  What specific examples of improvements are you thinking of?
> | Poster:  Well, never mind that.  OSI _committed_ to approving licences.
> | Others:  Why are you in such a flippin' hurry to get lots more licences
> |          for their own sake?  Aren't you aware of the licence
> |          combinatorial
> |          problem for derivative works?  Aren't you aware of the problem
> |          of corporations misreading the OSD as an invitations to write
> |          a new licence for no better reason than to have their own.
> | Poster:  Well, never mind that.  Licences need to be approved more
> |          rapidly to introduce improvements!
> |
> | One could write a quite simple, yet obnoxious, script to simulate
> | this behaviour.
> Once again, as I wrote :
> "Is the OSI there to judge what a license is worth ? If so they should
> divide the OSI in 2 parts : the neutral/approval part, and the
> political/judging part... I think most people need the 1st part to
> work or use."

The OSI should allocate its resources wisely.  As such, it should ensure

  - Newly proposed licenses aren't proposed lightly.
  - Newly proposed licenses don't overly duplicate existing licenses.
  - Newly proposed licenses topcally meet the OSD requirements for
    deeper consideration.

This does call for a acertain discriminating role in judging

I believe Rick has stated the situation clearly:  you have not
demonstrated your case, and appear to have no practical concerns.  I'd
suggest you mediate silently until the situation has changed.


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