Free Software Licenses not approved as Open Sourse License

Laura Majerus LMajerus at
Thu Apr 20 20:37:52 UTC 2006

Recently, someone had asked whether interested parties who are not
stewards of the license can submit licenses for approval by OSI and the
answer at the time was "no."  OSI only approves licenses that are
submitted for approval by their stewards.  


>However, there are some licenses listed by FSF that have never been
submitted to OSI for approval, so we don't know for >sure what would
happen if they were. (My guess is that all such licenses currently
listed there would be approved. And 
>in general, were all FSF-approved licenses always submitted to OSI then
the FSF-approved licenses would most likely 
>become a subset of the OSI-approved licenses. --But no

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