Comparing OSI to OASIS and W3C

Andrew Aitken andrew at
Fri Mar 4 16:44:26 UTC 2005


Can you describe the critieria or classifications to be used yet? Will it include use cases?


Andrew Aitken
Olliance Group

Original Message:
From: Laura Majerus <LMajerus at>
To: "David Webber (XML)" <david at>, Robin 'Roblimo' Miller <robin at>, Open Source License Discussion List <license-discuss at>
Date: Friday, March 4 2005 07:13
Subject: RE: Comparing OSI to OASIS and W3C

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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