what *is* the approval process?
des at linpro.no
Wed Aug 1 05:39:20 UTC 2007
Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> writes:
> 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.
OK, Russ, now I'm getting angry.
Firstly, in <87r6ov93cp.fsf at des.linpro.no> on June 1st, I wrote the
following to you and the board:
> OK, first, allow me to point out that you have two different pages (the
> other is <URL:http://opensource.org/approval>) listing two slightly
> different procedures for license approval and two different email
You answered in <18016.24333.862925.706713 at desk.crynwr.com> later the
> Hrm! This is very not good. I've been pointing people to
> certification_mark.html for years now, and yet it appears as if
> certification_mark.php is newer ... and that's what's on the new
> website. But that's our proble, not yours.
So please don't pretend you weren't aware of this.
Secondly, I specifically asked you what was missing from my application
other than that I had sent it to the wrong address. Your answer was:
> Yes, you should have sent it to license-discuss instead of us. The
> procedure tells you to get an analysis from a licensed practitioner of
> the law, and yet .... we haven't held everybody to that standard.
I interpreted this, and the result of the (very brief) discussion on
license-discuss, to mean that a legal analysis was not required in this
Thridly, I posted the Simplified BSD License to license-discuss on June
4th. The board was already aware of it since I had mistakenly sent it
to them first. *You* were already aware of it, having discussed the
application with me. At no point after I posted it to license-discuss
did you or anyone else mention anything about it not being submitted
properly, until now - and you *still* won't tell me what's missing.
Fourthly, license-approval bounces, so there is nowhere else to submit
licenses to than license-discuss.
What am I to conclude? That your little club is invitation-only, and I
Senior Software Developer
Linpro AS - www.linpro.no
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