what *is* the approval process? [was Re: License Committee Report for July 2007]
cdibona at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 02:50:13 UTC 2007
Indeed. I hate to sound all political, but is there really a change
that OSI won't approve this license?
That said, I think it will be and so far has been on our hosting
system, quite popular. Wihtin a week of its being allowed, we had over
100 projects registered.
On 7/31/07, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> On 7/31/07, Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> My apologies to everyone else for resurrecting a much more onerous process.
> So... what lawyer is going to volunteer to write the necessary
> analysis for v3?
> [Board: this could be your cue to step in, note that v3 has already
> undergone the most extensive legal vetting of any license in history,
> agree with Larry and Rick in the other thread, waive the analysis, and
> let us all move on with life.]
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