SocialText license discussion--call for closure of arguments

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Jan 19 23:42:08 UTC 2007

Michael Tiemann wrote:
> Therefore, we'd like to invite those who think we should not
> approve the SocialText license to work out a common position on *why* we
> should not approve it, which could inform how SocialText could remedy
> your concerns.  And we'd like to invite those who think we should
> approve it (or should approve it with some minor change) to work out a
> common position on why we *should* approve it.  If one or both sides are
> willing to do this, I think that the Board's decision process will
> appear much more transparent.

I don't understand why the Board feels this is necessary.  This is a
discussion list, and I think people's arguments have naturally developed
that way.  This level of formality has never been requested before (to
my knowledge), and seems a bit like instruction creep.  I certainly
oppose the idea of creating separate lists and IRC channels.

Matthew Flaschen

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