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
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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