License Committee Report for September 2005

Forrest J. Cavalier III forrest at
Fri Sep 9 15:22:12 UTC 2005

Russell Nelson wrote:
> Forrest J. Cavalier III writes:
>  > Eric S. Raymond wrote:
>  > > You knew or should have known those rules when you walked in.
>  > 
>  > Someone changed the rules.
> Publication of three proposed new criteria: 2 Mar 2005
> Submission of OVPL: 03 Jun 2005
> Alex even participated in the thread that discussed the criteria!
> So did you.  How can you say that Alex didn't know the rules when he
> submitted his license?  That's not just wrong, it's Wrong.

Russell, the ESR quote was from ESRs message replying to Ben Tilly.

I don't blame you for making an honest mistake.  But because ESR
was writing to Ben, not Alex, the meaning of ESRs "when you walked in"
is quite different.

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