[License-discuss] Fact-gathering on OSI-approved licenses
Christopher Sean Morrison
brlcad at mac.com
Wed Aug 21 19:39:58 UTC 2019
Interesting data gathering...
Perhaps this is something the guys at https://tldrlegal.com <https://tldrlegal.com/> could help fill out or incorporate into their site? Seems entirely relevant to what they’re trying to do too.
> On Aug 19, 2019, at 4:13 PM, Pamela Chestek <pamela.chestek at opensource.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We've had a lot of discussion about the attributes of open source
> licenses and what is and isn't acceptable. I thought historical data on
> approved licenses might prove valuable, or at least interesting. I
> prepared a spreadsheet that lists all the OSI-approved licenses, with
> columns for some attributes that have been heavily discussed recently.
> It is at
> I'm hoping people will be interested in helping fill it out. I suggest
> as the first step that we take a look and see whether the headings are
> sufficiently clear and whether we should be recording any further
> information. My goal was to limit data collection to the current areas
> of discussion, not do a comprehensive review of all the possible
> variables in open source licenses. Column E was meant to capture the
> non-copyright, non-patent "yeah, that's ok" stuff that we commonly see
> in licenses and that isn't noteworthy. Once we've settled on the form we
> can start filling it in.
> I don't want the spreadsheet to be a place for arguing the merits, just
> a place for fact-gathering. I also don't know what will happen once we
> have gathering the information, but I do believe gathering the
> information is the first step.
> Pamela Chestek
> Chair, License Review Committee
> Open Source Initiative
> License-discuss mailing list
> License-discuss at lists.opensource.org
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