For Approval: Microsoft Community License

David Dillard david_dillard at
Fri Dec 9 21:02:49 UTC 2005

> It is more common for someone to ask whether a license is 
> OSI-compliant directly, but I have seen members of the OSI 
> board submit a license on the behalf of others before.

If it was done at their request then there's no issue.

> As for submitting a license against the creator's approval, 
> I'm not sure whether that has ever happened.  Some licenses 
> are copyrighted, which would perhaps affect whether it is OK 
> to submit the license without approval from the creator.

IANAL, but I believe that at least in the U.S., the license is
copyrighted as any written work is copyrighted as soon as it's created.
The creator has to explicitly disclaim ownership of the work to have not
be copyrighted.

> --
> -Chuck

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