Groklaw's OSI item

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Aug 23 20:52:07 UTC 2007

Mike Milinkovich wrote:
>> It seems to me that both of the licenses we're being asked to discuss
>> lack compelling original features. I've not heard a detailed
>> explanation yet of why they therefore are not duplicative and deserve
>> approval. The only argument I have heard - that Microsoft are
>> "playing by the rules and deserve to be rewarded" - smacks of special
>> treatment.
> Well, the obvious counterpoint to that is that the FSF is not playing by the
> rules (in the sense that they haven't even asked for OSI approval)

Where does it say the license author must ask for approval?  This is the
tradition, but I don't see any rule about it.

Matt Flaschen

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