[License-review] For Approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Thu Jun 27 21:09:10 UTC 2019

On 6/27/2019 1:34 PM, Bruce Perens via License-review wrote:
> It is reassuring that the committee put in this degree of effort.
> One of the main reasons given by the committee is that there was
> /insufficient discussion/ on license-review. In your message
> <8d5fb3a8-86f5-89fa-4f3e-1ac5978af3b1 at opensource.org
> <mailto:8d5fb3a8-86f5-89fa-4f3e-1ac5978af3b1 at opensource.org>>, of Fri,
> May 10, 5:51 PM you wrote "Thank you very much, your opinions have
> been noted", which I took as the chair's  direction for me to
> terminate discussion of the license. This is ironic given the response
> of the committee.
One person stating the same point over and over again doesn't indicate
anything.  We need more diversity of opinion, or at least more voices
with the same opinion so that we know the opinion is commonly held.
> Of course, we would also have more discussion if additional
> well-informed people with a diversity of opinions actually joined the
> list. Which I believe was the intent of the restructuring of the
> license committee. But I don't see them yet. Until we find a way to
> persuade them to show up, a temporary fix might be for the OSI board
> to become more active participants on this list.
It's only been a month or two. It will take time.


Pamela S. Chestek
Chestek Legal
PO Box 2492
Raleigh, NC 27602
pamela at chesteklegal.com
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