Subject: RE: WebM license third-party submission
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 10:04:38 -0700

Chris DiBona wrote:
> Please hold off on submitting this while we determine certain
> 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.
> This might sound strident, but I think that OSI needs to be more open
> about its workings to retain credibility in the space.

To make sure that this isn't perceived as a Google problem alone, I want to
express total agreement with Chris on these points.


Lawrence Rosen
Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm ( 
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Apache Software Foundation, member and counsel ( 
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Stanford University, Instructor in Law
Author, Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property
Law (Prentice Hall 2004)

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