[License-discuss] What does "appropriate standing" in the review process mean?

Tobie Langel tobie at unlockopen.com
Fri May 15 15:13:12 UTC 2020

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 4:55 PM Richard Fontana <rfontana at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 10:28 AM Tobie Langel <tobie at unlockopen.com>
> wrote:
> > The license review process[1] states that you need to have "appropriate
> standing" to submit a license review request.
> >
> > What does that term mean and where is it defined?
> >
> > Could we either define it on the same page or remove this requirement
> altogether?
> It's not obvious but I think it refers to the "by" line in the
> description of the submission types.
> In the normal "For Approval" case, it's the license steward who has
> appropriate standing.
> In the "Retirement" case, it's "license steward (only)", which hints
> that there might be cases where a non-steward could do an approval
> submission for the "approval" case (as has happened a few times).
> In the "Legacy Approval" case, it's the license steward or "interested
> licensee".

Thank you, Richard.

I don't think there's an easy way to suggest wording changes to the website
without pestering Patrick, is there?

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