[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?]

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Tue Jan 3 01:44:40 UTC 2012

On 01/02/2012 05:03 PM, John Cowan wrote:
> Currently OSI takes only three kinds of actions: it approves licenses, 
> it approves legacy licenses, and it takes note that a license has been 
> withdrawn. Adding a fourth activity seems to me a bad idea. 
That's the license review "board", not OSI.

"Board" is in quotes because this historically has been one person who 
makes a recommendation to the executive board.

If you read the /executive/ board meeting minutes, it's clear that OSI 
has taken all sorts of actions other than the task of the license review 



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