[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
Tue Jan 3 14:49:17 UTC 2012

Bruce Perens <bruce at perens.com> writes:
>We can't expect everyone to respond at all, and IMO it's within OSI's
>purview to say, clearly, that something is not an Open Source license
>and thus inform their community that it's not acceptable. This doesn't
>have to be the same process as reviewing a license for acceptance.

A useful distinction!  Thanks, Bruce (and others who responded with
background on this).

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