[License-review] Approval: OIN License (Open Innovation License)

Pamela Chestek pamela.chestek at opensource.org
Mon Dec 28 15:17:05 UTC 2020

Dear Andrew,

If you intend to submit a revised version, it would be considerate of 
you to withdraw this one, to save everyone the time and energy that goes 
into reviewing it. It does not appear that anyone supports this version 
of the license, so the chances of it being approved appear quite slim.


Pamela Chestek
Chair, License Committee
Open Source Initiative

On 12/28/2020 8:00 AM, Andrew Nassief wrote:
> Hello. In regards to the Amish, many of them have computers and do IT. 
> They just have restrictive limits and rules on tech, and as you said 
> they decide what is ethical. Many people can be like so and so 
> political parties said this, or China does this or this religious 
> group does this therefore it is a restriction. However, with that 
> mentality lots of people believe that open source shouldn't exist and 
> software should only be commercial. One can argue that open source 
> restricts them. Keep in mind also nobody is being enforced to use the 
> license and the non-binding clause states at good will. Not 
> everybody's good will and sense of moral obligation is the same, 
> therefore it is impossible for this to be centralized or me to be some 
> authoritarian on ethics.
> I still want to provide that license analysis.
> In regards to me counter claiming things or comments back and forth, 
> this is because I want to defend my case. I still respect people's 
> criticism. Disagreeing is part of a diplomatic process. One can 
> disagree and "still be friends" afterwards, and that is perfectly fine.
> As for many of your points. I feel like it is less to do w/ the 
> mission statement and what it says and rather the complexity and where 
> it is inserted. Perhaps if these words were more common in the future, 
> the OSI may be comfortable with the text in full.
> Anyways I do plan on making a more thorough analysis soon on some of 
> your core thoughts and what Ronald Turner asked of me.
> I am considering a possible version 2 revision or variation centered 
> around many of your core concerns. If I decide to do so it wouldn't be 
> that I don't believe in my first version, but rather for a simpler way 
> to seek OSI approval while accomplishing a similar goal as what I had 
> in mind previously.
> This is something I'm taking into consideration not confirming. 
> Anyways, I do plan a more thorough analysis and response to many of 
> your core points soon, and want you to know that I am working on 
> taking your feedback respectively into consideration.
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