[License-discuss] discussion of L-R process [was Re: [License-review] Approval: Server Side Public License, Version 2 (SSPL v2)]

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Sat Mar 16 19:10:41 UTC 2019

There are a couple of people that, although discussion remained civil, it
seems I cannot afford to engage any longer. Because other people perceive
it as a shouting match.

I do think it is the case that the discussion became repetitious.

On Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 11:47 Richard Fontana <richard.fontana at opensource.org>

> On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 5:21 PM Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> >
> > I cannot help wondering if Luis is seeking to solve the wrong problem.
> > (As co-author of an essay on seeking help on technical problems, 'How to
> > Ask Questions the Smart Way', I've seen a good bit of that.)  If the
> > main problem is 'Sometimes, net.random participants on OSI mailing lists
> > are misunderstood to be somehow reflecting the position of OSI', then
> > perhaps the appropriate remedy is a stronger social convention for
> > official OSI representatives to always identify themselves as such and
> > state when they are speaking officially.
> I've tried recently (I didn't do this before the past year) to use my
> opensource.org email address to signal this.
> > You could also alter the Mailman listinfo pages and new-subscriber text
> > for license-review and license-discuss to stress these being public
> > mailing lists open to any member of the public willing to abide by the
> > code of conduct, and should NOT be assumed to speak for OSI unless so
> > indicated.  However, to be rather blunt, I believe the recently
> > disgruntled commenters are entirely aware of that fact, and, if they are
> > not merely attempting passive-aggressive kickback against License
> > Committee decisions they didn't like, are not easily distinguished from
> > that interpretation.
> I suspect so as well.
> Richard
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