Subject: RE: WebM license third-party submission
From: Chris DiBona <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 09:42:16 -0700
Wed, 26 May 2010 09:42:16 -0700
Please hold off on submitting this while we determine certain compatibility
issues internally at google. We'll engage with osi in a couple of weeks,
likely as not.  I would also point out that we're uncomfortable with make
license proliferation worse and in the event we do submit it, we will want a
couple of changes to how OSI does licenses.

1) We will likely want a label explicitly deterring the use of the license.
2) We will want the bod list archives open for any discussions of webm. We
are not comfortable with OSI being closed.

This might sound strident, but I think that OSI needs to be more open about
its workings to retain credibility in the space.


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