Submitting GPLv3 and LGPLv3 for OSI inclusion.

Mike Milinkovich mike.milinkovich at
Thu Jul 5 20:34:40 UTC 2007

> On Jun 29, 2007, at 10:33 AM, Chris DiBona wrote:
> > I submit the following licenses for consideration by the OSI for
> > inclusion in the list of licenses complying with the OSD.

I have a feeling that I might regret asking this question, but here goes....

As I recall, when some time ago someone submitted the Microsoft community
licenses, the reaction was that since the steward of those licenses didn't
ask for OSI approval, it did not make much sense to conduct a review and/or
approval. If that was true then, shouldn't the FSF be asking for this
approval now?

Or are we collectively agreeing that (L)GPLv3 is of sufficient gravitas to
warrant a special case? Obviously we are talking about two quite different
sources here.

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