[License-discuss] license committee

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Fri Mar 9 17:05:50 UTC 2012

If I'm not mistaken, this committee met in 2004? "Time to do it right" 
would be about doing it /over./ Did I miss some announcement?

On 03/09/2012 08:55 AM, John Cowan wrote:
> Karl Fogel scripsit:
>>> If you want an organization that recommends licenses, the FSF is happy
>>> to help. I agree that OSI should have a short-list of recommended
>>> licenses, but the politics of dis-recommending some organization's
>>> license are too much for them.
>> This isn't actually the case, by the way.  It's not the politics; it's
>> more the time it takes to do it right.
> I sat on the committee that came up with OSI's current classifications.
> Its original remit was to evaluate licenses into best/okay/bad, but no
> one except me was willing to actually say that a license was bad or that
> people shouldn't use it, so we wound up with the existing, basically
> fact-based classification scheme.  And we took plenty of time just to
> get to that, so it wasn't a matter of time.
> I believe I was the only non-lawyer on that committee, except for ESR
> who wasn't able to attend most of the meetings.

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