Comparing OSI to OASIS and W3C

Laura Majerus LMajerus at
Fri Mar 4 15:13:36 UTC 2005

I should introduce myself. I'm Laura Majerus, half of the new lawyer team for OSI. I've been on this list for a while, but have been mostly in listen mode.

OSI is definitely planning to put out a table summarizing existing licenses. It will help people with choosing a license, which will (may? might?) lead to less license proliferation.


 -----Original Message-----
From: 	David Webber (XML) [mailto:david at]
Sent:	Fri Mar 04 06:35:18 2005
To:	Robin 'Roblimo' Miller; Open Source License Discussion List
Subject:	Comparing OSI to OASIS and W3C


Here's what a chiefly need - something like this table below.

I know this may be asking for the sky and the stars - but if
there was something like this it would be very helpful -
even in draft form.

Thanks, DW

      OSI license template name Expected use for - X
      license compatiblity -
      A o    o    o IPR Type 1, Z - Yes, others No Z, T = Yes, X, S = No
      B    o o o  No  No
      C o o o    o Partial - IPR type 3, others no T = Yes, Y = partial
      D    o o   No  Yes
      E    o o o o No  No

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