discuss: SHPTRANS License Template

Bruce Dodson bruce_dodson at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 2 02:29:40 UTC 2002

I thought this process was one in which the license is submitted for
discussion, minor revisions are made if needed, and the license is
eventually accepted or rejected.

>From your web page describing the approval process: "6. At the same time, we
will monitor the license-discuss list and work with you to resolve any
problems uncovered in public comment."

How can one resolve problems if one is not allowed to change the license?
Or, on the other side of the coin, how can you hope to work with me to
resolve a problem, if I am not allowed to admit when changes might be

And let's be realistic: my change was minor: it amounted to removing a
requirement for a boilerplate notice pointing to the license agreement;
replacing it with a requirement for a free-form pointer to the license
agreement.  The new form just makes it easier for the recipient /
distributor to do the right thing and unambiguously identify the license

Anyway, you've made your executive decision.  It seems clear that the wasted
time was primarily mine.  Lawrence made some useful comments today after he
had already read about the change I made; no one (other than me) had made
any comments at all up to that point.
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