[License-review] META: license review tracking (was Re: Outstanding license submissions)

Richard Fontana fontana at opensource.org
Tue Mar 22 20:42:44 UTC 2016

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 09:53:25AM -0700, Josh berkus wrote:
> On 02/04/2016 07:58 AM, Richard Fontana wrote:
> >> A couple years ago at the OSI summit in DC, I think it was Patrick
> >> > that announced proposals could be submitted to OSI to fund
> >> > infrastructure projects.  Perhaps this should be utilized, to ensure
> >> > license review infrastructure actually gets set up.  I'd be happy to
> >> > champion a write-up -- progress really needs to be more consistent.
> > I don't think the issue with NOSA 2.0 is really an *infrastructure*
> > issue, except in that mailing list discussion may be an insufficiently
> > suitable form of scrutiny of a relatively complex license like NOSA
> > 2.0. 
> > 
> I think that Christopher was referring to proposals to adopt
> annotation-friendly online platform for review instead of email.  Such a
> platform would make it easier both for the committee and for submitters
> to keep track of license review and comments.

Ah, yes that would be helpful.
> For example *as a member of the committee*, I was under the impression
> that we'd cleared NOSA and forwarded it to the board.

It was actually recommended for approval to the board at one time, but
before the board had a chance to consider it I raised some new
concerns about it.


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