discuss: Request for license approval...

Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M. rdixon at cyberspaces.org
Wed Nov 20 21:25:56 UTC 2002

It's entirely up to you, but I like the suggestion that the OSL be
considered as a template in place of the KMSL. You might want to consider
incorporating your splash screen provision in the OSL template.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <jcowan at reutershealth.com>
To: "Ahmed Masud" <masud at googgun.com>
Cc: "John Cowan" <jcowan at reutershealth.com>;
<license-discuss at opensource.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: discuss: Request for license approval...

: Ahmed Masud scripsit:
: > I will pass these on to our legal dept. and have them encorporate
: > appropriate language to cover these points.
: You can snarf useful language from
: > If i could possibly inquire, could you (or perhaps any one from the
: > discussion list) give me an idea what the time line is usually like for
: > approval given that there are no major issues?
: Rather open-ended, I'm afraid.  The OSI Board, which approves licenses,
: consists of a lot of overworked volunteers.  They meet periodically and
: discuss however many licenses they have time for, according to a priority
: queue which they decide on.  Your license may not even get considered for
: some time.
: I urge you instead to see if you can reuse one of the 39 existing licenses
: (generally speaking, changing proper names in them is not a problem).
: That way you will not add to the queue and you will be able to call your
: software "OSI Certified" right away.
: I think the Open Software License 1.1 in particular would serve you well.
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