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

Josh Berkus josh at berkus.org
Fri Jun 28 15:22:56 UTC 2019

On 6/27/19 8:51 PM, Richard Fontana wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 10:53 PM Josh Berkus <josh at berkus.org> wrote:
>> On 6/27/19 6:02 AM, Pamela Chestek wrote:
>>> Below is the License Review Committee's recommendation to the OSI Board
>>> on the Cryptographic Autonomy License.
>> Thanks for this great summary.  I think it brings everyone up to date on
>> the issues with the license.
> +1. I happen to think that non-approval was the correct decision
> (possibly not for all of the same reasons given by the committee), but
> regardless, the clear (and timely) explanation of the issues and
> rationale for the decision are a great step forward for the OSI's
> license review process.

You know what would be an awesome thing for OSI to have?  Web pages with
these summaries.  They would both provide a future reference for when
licenses substantially like these show up again, *and* a good guide for
submitters on what isn't going to work.  (And a handy reference for the
future Reddit threads on why a license was rejected)

Josh Berkus

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