Three new proposed OSD terms (next steps?)

Alex Rousskov rousskov at
Fri Mar 4 17:22:14 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005/03/03 (MST), <dwheeler at> wrote:

> There also seems
> to me to be a rough consensus that OSI should create a new short subset  
> of "Gold"/"Recommended" licenses (whatever they're called!).
> This subset would make it especially easy for new projects to pick one  
> of a few common licenses, and newcomers would be herded to this
> subset as a suggested place to start.  Let me say  AOL^H^H^Hme too!

I would suggest that OSI starts by directly addressing the latter need  
(finding the best license) instead of spending a lot of resources on some  
abstract Gold List. The result will be essentially the same (or better),  
but I think we will get there much faster (and without the rigid rules and  
long arguments) if we start from specific common use cases and common  
questions. Please see my License Finder post for specifics.

Thank you,


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