Three new proposed OSD terms

Ian Lance Taylor ian at
Thu Mar 3 21:10:26 UTC 2005

Brian Behlendorf <brian at> writes:

> I think OSI should leave the certification criteria as they are - even
> consider taking a fresh look at the existing ones to ask if they're
> needed.  I think OSI could very well create a gold standard list of
> licenses that meet additional criteria and are "recommended".  It
> might take some effort to properly template-ize them, and to provide a
> chart showing which licenses allow sublicensing under which other
> licenses.  It might even be useful to attempt to provide standard
> language for certain upcoming requirements, like patent defense
> clauses.  All of which is more work than just inventing a few new
> rules, admittedly.

I think you are right and I was wrong.


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