what *is* the approval process? [was Re: License Committee Report for July 2007]

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Wed Aug 1 01:48:20 UTC 2007

Luis Villa writes:
 > On 7/30/07, Timothy McIntyre <tmcintyre at terracottatech.com> wrote:
 > >
 > >  The OSI, to its credit, requires compliance with the following procedures,
 > > in order to have a license approved:
 > >
 > > http://www.opensource.org/docs/certification_mark.html#approval
 > But Russ linked to:
 > http://opensource.org/approval
 > These two links are radically different documents (particularly the
 > second link's requirement of a 'legal analysis' of the OSD). Which of
 > them is actually the correct process?

Hrm.  That's got to be my fault, since it was my action item to
"Preserve existing URLs".  The real "old website" approval process is
in certification_mark.php, which is no longer accessible and even if
it was, uses old PHP code.  I've looked, and it has the same content
as .../approval.  Thus I feel safe in saying that
http://opensource.org/approval has been the proper procedure to
follow, before and after the website upgrade.

My apologies for the confusion.  That page has been changed to point
to .../approval.

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