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

Henrik Ingo henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi
Mon May 27 19:11:40 UTC 2019

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 9:39 PM Tzeng, Nigel H. <Nigel.Tzeng at jhuapl.edu> wrote:
> 3. My agenda is mostly limited to wishing that we have more GOSS.
> If government lawyers believe they have a requirement for X and without X they won’t recommend open sourcing then providing them a license that provides X results in more open source code.  This is a good thing as long as X minimally meets the OSD.

This is where your logic fails, and thank you for summarizing it so
well. Also, there is nothing particular about government needs in this
statement. Commercial actors use this exact justification for
advancing their ideas of how open source should expand to meet their

> And as an individual member of the OSI I am allowed to disagree with the assessment of Richard and Bruce on L-R without this disagreement being described as “attacking the messenger”.

Yes, but you don't need to bring up the same disagreement every other
month. Trust me, it has already been noted!

License-review exists to review new license proposals. You try to
divert every new review back to a re-litigation of the NASA proposal.
This is off topic and also very annoying. It is wrong toward the
steward submitting the new license.

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