License Committee Report for November 2008
nelson at crynwr.com
Mon Nov 17 17:20:20 UTC 2008
Joel Sherrill writes:
> The discussion ended with some comments to the
> effect that the issue of removing restrictions from
> an approved license needed to be addressed.
Yes, you can see that here:
I think Larry's advice is wise: new licenses should look to the
Jacobsen decision for wording. In particular, I think that this
committee should ask the board to agree that if a licensor using an
open source license waives any conditions imposed by the license,
their license is automatically approved. Not being a lawyer, I don't
know if that idea achieves the effect desired: giving a user more
freedom doesn't remove OSI approval.
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