[License-review] License Committee Report - January 2017

Richard Fontana fontana at opensource.org
Mon Jan 9 16:29:24 UTC 2017

On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 08:08:26AM -0800, Josh berkus wrote:
> On 01/08/2017 07:52 PM, Richard Fontana wrote:
> > 
> > NASA Open Source Agreeement 2.0
> > ===============================

> > Recommendation: Reject.
> Huh?  According to our prior discussion on this list, you said you'd
> pass along to the board that your reject opinion was in the minority,
> and what the dissent was. I don't see any of that at all.

The 'Recommendations' here are just my own recommendations. I will
pass on to the board that no one else has recommended 'reject'.

While I am sure my reject opinion is "in the minority" in the sense
that there is no consensus of opinion out there in favor of rejection,
I don't think there is a consensus in favor of approval either. My
guess is that most people subscribing to and reading this list have
not attempted to read the license and have no particular opinion about

I'm willing to have an Apache-style mailing list consensus vote (and
adopt that approach for other licenses going forward) if that's what
others want, in which case I am -1 on approval of NOSA 2.0.


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