[License-discuss] comprehensiveness (or not) of the OSI-approved list

VanL van.lindberg at gmail.com
Mon May 20 21:02:54 UTC 2019

On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 3:58 PM Smith, McCoy <mccoy.smith at intel.com> wrote:

> >>Right now, if a license is certified once, even if not currently
> recommended, it is still Open Source. I think a deprecation policy would be
> helpful, but the OSI does not currently have one.
> OSI does have a deprecation (“retirement”) policy, although I believe it
> is entirely voluntary:  https://opensource.org/licenses/category

Yes, but it is not clear what it means other than the license is no longer
recommended. OSI does not have a policy that describes the result of new
issuances of software under "deprecated" licenses using the current
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