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

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Mon Jun 3 21:03:56 UTC 2019

On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 3:55 PM Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

But this seems surprising, because it's long been a settled
> point that OSI's licence-reviewing program has no precedential
> tradition, and would not aspire to one -- that this is not a 'stare
> decisis' sort of place.

Indeed, it's more like an ISO registration authority: see
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registration_authority>, which
decides all issues de novo.  (But see below, even though this
.sig was picked randomly from my list.)

John Cowan          http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
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to the human mind.        --"Backstage Lensman", Randall Garrett
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