Subject: Re: claiming "licenses aren't contracts" and that...
From: Matthew Flaschen <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 14:05:55 -0400

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Why not discuss here on *license discuss* forum (not license approval
> or some such)

This is ridiculous.  The list is not for general copyright law
discussions, nor for general license discussions, nor for general
contract discussions.  It exists so that licenses submitted to OSI can
be discussed before approval.  There are obviously occasional
discussions unrelated that topic, but they should be kept to a minimum.

If people are unable or unwilling to accept that license-discuss is for
discussing licenses submitted for approval, we may need both a public
list charter and a rename of the list to e.g license-approval-discuss
(which better reflects the intention).

Matt Flaschen