[License-review] Approval: BSD + Patent License

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Wed Jan 20 23:38:03 UTC 2016

Smith, McCoy scripsit:

> [S]o I don't believe FSF designation is required before OSI approval.

No, of course not.  But if the whole purpose of the license is GPLv2
compatibility, and the FSF is considered the judge of that (ultimately
the judge of that is an actual judge, of course), then it makes sense
to ask the FSF what it thinks, so that the OSI can determine if the
license does what it says on the tin before approving it.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
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