License Committee Report for November 2008

Russ Nelson nelson at
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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