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

Pamela Chestek pamela.chestek at opensource.org
Fri May 15 18:38:17 UTC 2020

On 5/15/2020 11:13 AM, Tobie Langel wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 4:55 PM Richard Fontana <rfontana at redhat.com
> <mailto:rfontana at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 10:28 AM Tobie Langel
>     <tobie at unlockopen.com <mailto: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?
If you write it I can make the changes to the page.


Pamela Chestek
Chair, License Review Committee
Open Source Initiative
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