Subject: Re: more info on license proliferation committe members
From: Pablo Barrera Franco <pablo@barrerafranco.com.ar>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 00:29:43 -0300

Hi! Bruno, so long time not hearing You!
Nice to hear you again. In Argentina we are starting the Open Source 
Comitee in CESSI (The leader IT chamber in Argentina). This was a
work throught an year. CESSI always was a Microsoft slave, but the 
things are changing slowly. Novell from Argentina will participate
and other Cluster in the inner country. Red Hat (As always we hope from 
them here) step aside.IBM in confirming, too (in exception of Novell
the Other giants like IBM and Sun, become so fool about this tasks here).

About OSILA, we are translating all the OSI aproved license to start a 
training in the hi end market about. The translations will be 
non-official but will
be useful to spread the OSS concept as far as we can. Low profile work, 
but 4 months of existance we make big steps (only 2 persons working).

Well, lets work together here to...Bruno. Hope to be usefull for this 
comitee.

P.


Bruno F. Souza wrote:

> Pablo Barrera Franco wrote:
>
>> Hi Laura,
>> What about Bruno Souza from Brazil, is not member of the Board of 
>> OSI. Some other Latinamerican member?
>> A lot of people from USA, and little bit from other countries of the 
>> "Rest of the world" :-P
>>
>> Best Regards
>> Pablo Barrera Franco
>> Iniciativa Open Source LA (Nodo Argentina)
>>
>>
>
> Hi Pablo,
>
> OSI has many other activities besides the License Proliferation 
> Committe, not everyone on the board will be directly involved in every 
> activity.
>
> But even not being part of the committe, I'm participating on the 
> discussion on License Proliferations. And we agree with you: 
> involvement from non-US people is important: many countries are now 
> "translating" open source licenses, and "addapting" those licences to 
> local laws, in effect just creating more licenses, and adding to the 
> license proliferation issue... Brazil is one of those countries, and 
> we're working here to try to prevent that, and as such, we'll bring 
> this discussion to the committe when needed.
>
> The committe is made of people that are commiting thenselves, by 
> applying time and effort, with the responsibility for promoting the 
> discussion, gathering feedback, and writing a report with 
> recomendations to the board. Althoug a few people are on the committe, 
> the discussion is an important one, and everyone that is interested 
> should participate trough the mailing list.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Bruno.
>
>>
>> lmajerus@speakeasy.net wrote:
>>
>>>> how many of them happen to be attorneys ( in which state, country ) 
>>>> and where do they currently work ??
>>>>   
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> To the best of my knowledge:
>>>
>>> Mitchell Baker, Mozilla, attorney John Cowan, Reuters, not attorney
>>> Damien Eastwood, Sun Microsystems, attorney
>>> Brian Geurts, Nasa, attorney
>>> Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, OSI board member, formerly India, now 
>>> Netherlands, not attorney
>>> Laura Majerus, Fenwick & West, attorney
>>> Russ Nelson, OSI Board member, not attorney
>>> Karna Nisewaner, IBM, attorney
>>> Diane Peters, OSDL, attorney
>>> Eric Raymond, OSI observer (not board member), not attorney
>>> Cliff Schmidt, Apache, not attorney
>>> McCoy Smith, Intel, attorney
>>> Sanjiva Weerawarana, OSI Board member and Apache, Sri Lanka, not 
>>> attorney
>>>
>>>
>>> The bios of the OSI board members (and Eric and me) are at: 
>>> http://opensource.org/docs/board.php
>>>
>>> Don't have bios for the other members, but that's a good idea, and 
>>> I'll try to get them up pretty soon.  I do know that some of them 
>>> can be found by googling but I'd want to ask before posting URLs of 
>>> their personal pages.
>>>
>>> This might be a good time to say again that committee members have 
>>> agreed not to cast deciding votes on licenses for which they or 
>>> their companies are stewards. (For example, McCoy couldn't vote on 
>>> the Intel Open Source License if he hadn't already voluntarily moved 
>>> it to the non-recommended tier).
>>>
>>> Laura
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>
>
>