For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License

Mahesh T. Pai paivakil at
Sun Dec 11 06:51:22 UTC 2005

Brendan Scott said on Sun, Dec 11, 2005 at 03:58:08PM +1100,:

 > The third is that OSI  has plenty of applications for approval.  It
 > should  therefore give  priority to  those which  are likely  to be
 > practically  implemented.  In  this respect,  having a  third party
 > submit a license does not inspire confidence.  The copyright holder
 > ought  to be  proposing the  license  for approval  and stating  an
 > intention to use.

Has the  OSI ever  insisted that licenses  should be submitted  by the
party issuing it?

I recall  somebody posting  here that anybody  may post a  license for

I am not very keen of  the Microsoft license, but asking only to avoid
complaints of double standards.

Mahesh T. Pai

He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge --
who knows who has written and where it is to be found.
   --A.A. Hodge

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