[License-discuss] What does "appropriate standing" in the review process mean?
simon at webmink.net
Sat May 16 12:19:12 UTC 2020
On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 1:33 AM Richard Fontana <rfontana at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 5:38 PM Tobie Langel <tobie at unlockopen.com> wrote:
> > In the section titled For Legacy Approval, replace:
> > > By: License Steward or Interested Licensee
> > with:
> > > Have appropriate standing: License Steward or Interested Licensee
> Could this be simplified to: "Has appropriate standing: Anyone"?
> Anyone could become a licensee simply by finding a copy of some code
> under the license in question. It's not like the OSI is going to
> police whether someone is a licensee, or whether someone is
> sufficiently "interested".
I'd prefer "anyone with a demonstrated interest" so there is at least a
fig-leaf to deny vexatious behaviour.
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