Subject: Re: what *is* the approval process? [was Re: License Committee Report for July 2007]
From: "Chris DiBona" <cdibona@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:50:13 -0700

Indeed. I hate to sound all political, but is there really a change
that OSI won't approve this license?

That said, I think it will be and so far has been on our hosting
system, quite popular. Wihtin a week of its being allowed, we had over
100 projects registered.

Chris

On 7/31/07, Luis Villa <luis@tieguy.org> wrote:
> On 7/31/07, Russ Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com> wrote:
> > Luis Villa writes:
> >  > On 7/30/07, Timothy McIntyre <tmcintyre@terracottatech.com> wrote:
> >  > >
> >  > >  The OSI, to its credit, requires compliance with the following procedures,
> >  > > in order to have a license approved:
> >  > >
> >  > > http://www.opensource.org/docs/certification_mark.html#approval
> >  >
> >  > But Russ linked to:
> >  >
> >  > http://opensource.org/approval
> >  >
> >  > These two links are radically different documents (particularly the
> >  > second link's requirement of a 'legal analysis' of the OSD). Which of
> >  > them is actually the correct process?
> >
> > Hrm.  That's got to be my fault, since it was my action item to
> > "Preserve existing URLs".  The real "old website" approval process is
> > in certification_mark.php, which is no longer accessible and even if
> > it was, uses old PHP code.  I've looked, and it has the same content
> > as .../approval.  Thus I feel safe in saying that
> > http://opensource.org/approval has been the proper procedure to
> > follow, before and after the website upgrade.
> >
> > My apologies for the confusion.  That page has been changed to point
> > to .../approval.
>
> My apologies to everyone else for resurrecting a much more onerous process.
>
> So... what lawyer is going to volunteer to write the necessary
> analysis for v3?
>
> (crickets)
>
> [Board: this could be your cue to step in, note that v3 has already
> undergone the most extensive legal vetting of any license in history,
> agree with Larry and Rick in the other thread, waive the analysis, and
> let us all move on with life.]
>
> Luis
>


-- 
Open Source Programs Manager, Google Inc.
Google's Open Source program can be found at http://code.google.com
Personal Weblog: http://dibona.com