[License-review] OSI, legal conditions outside the "four corners" of the license, and PD/CC 0 [was Re: Can OSI specify that public domain is open source?]

Karl Fogel kfogel at red-bean.com
Mon Jan 2 23:24:43 UTC 2012

Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> writes:
>So, is Creative Commons proposing CC0 for approval as an OSD-compliant
>licence?  I would certainly favour its approval, because it is (1) a
>licence that (2) is OSD-compliant and lacks fatal problems.  But I have
>not seen Creative Commons submit it.

Is it required that the author of a license submit it before OSI
evaluates it for approval?

Non-rhetorical question -- I don't know the history on this question,
and would appreciate data from anyone who does.

Thanks for reminding about the license-fallback part of CC0, Rick.


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