Open Source Initiative certification for GPL v3

Wilson, Andrew andrew.wilson at
Fri Apr 21 06:54:01 UTC 2006

Ernest Prabhakar wrote:

> My perspective is that this *is* a real issue, but that right now it  
> is *premature*.  The FSF has an excellent process for the community  
> to provide feedback, and the document is in a huge state of flux.  I  
> encourage anyone who has concerns or input to express them at  
>, as many people associated with the OSI are already

Yep.  Just to be crystal clear, I agree license-discuss is the wrong
forum to
discuss the particulars of GPLv3.  The right forums are the extensive
on-line comment sites FSF has set up, and/or the in-person seminars
FSF is organizing in multiple locales.  My question is whether
OSI should ever take the initiative (sorry) to certify a license whose
steward might not be motivated to submit it.  Presumably, that could
not happen until said license is in final or near-final form.

>>> Seemingly, something needs to give.

> I'm sure it will, but why burn our bridges until we get to them? :-)

I was actually thinking more of building bridges than
burning them.  ;-)

Andy Wilson
Intel Open Source Technology Center

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