what *is* the approval process?

Rodent of Unusual Size Ken.Coar at Golux.Com
Wed Aug 1 11:48:14 UTC 2007

Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> So please don't pretend you weren't aware of this.

He didn't say that he wasn't aware of it.  He admitted
that it was his action item to clear it up, and he dropped
the ball.  Having forgotten about something isn't the
same as pretending it doesn't exist.

> 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.

Keeping on top of things that go through the process correctly
is quite enough without having to try to track things that made
a false start.  So if someone makes such a false start and then
submits a licence correctly, it should treat it as though it
never did anything else -- because once the submitter is informed
of the false start, the whole thing drops off our radar except
for what happens subsequently on license-discuss.

> 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.

I have no comment on that, not having an opinion.  If someone
at OSI dropped the ball, I readily apologise on its behalf.
However, two months on license-discuss, particularly when there's
a lot of other traffic, doesn't seem an excessive interval
to me.

> Fourthly, license-approval bounces, so there is nowhere else to submit
> licenses to than license-discuss.

Another bug; thanks for mentioning it.  When did you last try sending
to that eddress?

> What am I to conclude?  That your little club is invitation-only, and I
> wasn't invited?

No, that we're human volunteers and fallible.  So sorry we're
not computerised automatons that never make mistakes.
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