[License-discuss] [License-review] Evolving the License Review process for OSI

Chris DiBona cdibona at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 14:05:24 UTC 2019

As a side not, we (Google) open sourced etherpad of you're looking for
floss alternatives to joint editing. We also opensourced wave and within it
the operational transform that underlies Google docs and the rest.


On Sun, Jun 2, 2019, 01:47 Henrik Ingo <henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 7:36 PM Luis Villa <luis at lu.is> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 5:33 AM Pamela Chestek <pamela at chesteklegal.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Luis,
> >>
> >> Thanks for the comments. Speaking entirely for myself here, I agree
> with you. I hope everyone appreciates that this email was just a first
> step. We are also aware that email sucks (I'm about to tear my hair out
> after only a month of it, so I hear you) and will be working on a better
> tooling solution. I don't expect that to happen too soon, though. Small
> org, volunteers, you get it I'm sure.
> >
> >
> > Yes, absolutely! Like I said, I greatly appreciate this as a first step,
> and will help as best I can. (I'd be happy to participate in a
> collaborative summary document of the CAL in a modern collaboration tool
> like Dropbox Paper or Google Docs, for example; and might even be moved to
> volunteer as a moderator for a Discourse instance.)
> >
> Since this wasn't challenged in any way yet, I feel compelled to point
> out that both of the suggested tools are completely closed source.
> While the concept of trialing an RFC like process seems to make
> sense*, one would kind of expect the OSI to implement such a process
> with open source tools, so as not to quickly alienate its core
> constituency. Even if I'm not a teetotaler wrt Google Docs, the whole
> license reviewing activity seems to lose its purpose, if we wouldn't
> even use open source tools for THAT!
> *) Clearly I'm not the target audience here, but better serving the
> lawyer user persona is definitively an idea I support. I welcome this
> thread that is actually focused on the process itself rather than
> re-litigating some particular historical lost outcome.
> henrik
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