License committee report for January 2008

Michael Tiemann tiemann at
Wed Feb 6 19:01:57 UTC 2008

On Feb 6, 2008 11:06 AM, Scott Shattuck <idearat at> wrote:

> On Feb 6, 2008, at 7:04 AM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> >
> > I suspect that eight months from initial submission to final approval
> > is some sort of record...
> >
> You'd be wrong.
> RPL v1.3 was submitted roughly 22 months ago. After no movement from
> the OSI Board despite numerous inquiries we submitted a followup RPL
> v1.5 18 months ago. We queried about the state of this license month
> after month with little or no response. The good news is that it was
> finally approved at the last meeting and just made it to the web site
> this week.
> Having waited almost 2 full years for the OSI to approve an upgrade to
> a previously approved license; an upgrade motivated by input from the
> community and FSF to make the license even more open and friendly, I
> consider 8 months to border on lightning fast ;).

Ouch!  BTW, the Board is going to be holding an election as some of our
existing members are finishing their terms.  If you are interested/motivated
to add some fire to the OSI's agenda by doing committee work or board work,
please drop me a line!

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