Three new proposed OSD terms

Lasse R. Nielsen atwork at
Wed Mar 2 19:53:39 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 12:07:03 -0500, John Cowan <jcowan at>  

>> Define "steward".
> I take the steward of the Mumble License to be the person who has the
> right to say when a new version of the Mumble License has been released.
> This is, informally speaking, a trademark rather than a copyright issue.

Who the steard is, shouldn't matter to the OSI, since any new version of
the license should be approved independently anyway. Approval is not  

Only if the license refers to future versions of itself (like the GPL)
should there be a need for the license to state who can release such future
license, but that's a concern of the license creator, not OSI.

Lasse R. Nielsen
'Faith without judgement merely degrades the spirit divine'

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