For Approval: Transitive Grace Period Public Licence, v1.0

Michael Tiemann tiemann at
Fri Feb 20 12:25:55 UTC 2009

The OSI keeps minutes of its meetings, and it publishes such minutes after
they are reviewed and approved.  The minutes can be found at .  The minutes lists board members attending
the meetings, board observers, officer reports, old business, new business,

I am at a loss to explain how it is that our Secretary, Danese Cooper, has
not yet published any of the minutes from 2009, but I assure you that will
be rectified.

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 6:21 PM, zooko <zooko at> wrote:

> On Feb 17, 2009, at 21:25 PM, Russ Nelson wrote:
>  This committee is advisory only.  The board makes the final decision. In
>> this case, I reported the board's decision shortly after it was made a few
>> weeks ago in Brussels.  Consequently, you can set aside any previous
>> discussion by this committee as inadequate because the board has decided it
>> was inadequate.
> You earlier reported about the board in two messages:
> On 2009-02-05:
> You reported that the board was not comfortable with the thoroughness of
> the discussion of the transitive quality of the licence.  (Eminently
> reasonable, since before that time most participants in the discussion had
> mistakenly thought that it was equivalent to the simple practice of GPL'ing
> your old version.)
> and on 2009-02-17:
> You reported that a discussion among the board had occurred which raised a
> particular problem with the way that open-source licences are vulnerable to
> non-compliance.
> Thank you for reporting these notes to the list, but I would also like to
> see the actual minutes, so I can tell who was present, where the meeting was
> held, what was said in more detail, and what binding motions if any were
> taken.
> Regards,
> Zooko
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