[License-discuss] Rejected license list [was Re: TrueCrypt license (not OSI-approved; seeking history, context).]
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Tue Oct 15 23:50:02 UTC 2013
On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:15 AM, Richard Fontana
<fontana at sharpeleven.org>wrote:
> In any case, I think there is great value in explaining why a license
> is not considered appropriate for certification (for both in-use
> licenses and merely-proposed licenses).
I think it would indeed be valuable to have a single page that listed the
final report from the chair of the License committee to the OSI Board for
each license submitted.
The entry on the page citing the reasons for approval could be linked from
each license listed as approved. The entries for non-approved licenses
would be permanently available, providing a valuable resource for those
researching a given license in a search engine but without offering any
form of subjective listing of the sort John objects to. If the license
steward resubmitted, the final report would be updated, so the open-ended
nature of the approval process would be respected.
I've often wanted to know why an approved license was approved; this sort
of corporate memory would be valuable. If it was held in the new wiki we
could crowdsource its creation reducing the burden on any individual now.
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