[License-discuss] FAQ entry for slight variations in licenses?
dmg at uvic.ca
Fri Mar 8 01:29:11 UTC 2013
On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Engel Nyst <engel.nyst at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Unfortunately, it is not possible for OSI to review every variation,
>> so we cannot say if a given variation is approved.
> From "not every", it does not follow logically "not any". I don't doubt
> the premise is true, but the second does not follow from it alone.
> But perhaps there is no need to go all the way, for minor differences
> and existing use...: it is not approved, but sometimes it is discussed
> and no reasons are raised, which would probably make it rejected.
> (apart from reasons unrelated to its FOSS appropriate status)
> With all other disclaimers needed... but if it's true, perhaps there is a
> way to say it.
You can't be expected to review _every_ variation, but you can review
the ones that occur most frequently that are almost a match for the
Daniel M. German
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