[License-discuss] Greetings, Earthlings! Need quotes for article

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Dec 20 22:48:22 UTC 2011

Richard Fontana scripsit:

> The OSI should have some sort of process for delisting
> formerly-approved licenses for reasons of failing to actually meet the
> Open Source Definition (or some future replacement of it). That is to
> say, the OSI should be willing to admit that it made a mistake, much
> as a court (while it might ordinarily apply the policy of stare
> decisis) will in certain cases overrule its prior decisions. Clearly
> for policy reasons such actions should be exceptional rather than
> common, and perhaps should be limited to certain licenses that were
> approved during a particular period in the OSI's existence (I would
> guess 2000-2005?).

Fine in principle, but do you actually have examples of such licenses that
contravene the OSD?  (About future revisions, of course, nothing can be said.)

John Cowan  cowan at ccil.org  http://ccil.org/~cowan
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