[License-discuss] Proposal to revise (and move?) the CC0 FAQ

Richard Fontana fontana at sharpeleven.org
Thu Nov 14 19:41:51 UTC 2013

On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:32:59 -0500
"Tzeng, Nigel H." <Nigel.Tzeng at jhuapl.edu> wrote:

> The wording appears to me to be neutral, just mildly embarrassing for
> the OSI that it couldn't get it's act together to actually accept CC0
> or reject CC0 or provide a useful alternative for folks wishing to do
> a public domain declaration.  Instead it sat and dithered.

I don't think "couldn't get its act together" and "sat and dithered" is
fair. Existing processes for license certification were followed. The
license steward withdrew the submission of CC0 for approval following a
period of public debate (which I think lasted no more than a month or

- Richard

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