Subject: Re: License Committee Report for September 2008
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 13:06:05 -0400

Matthew Flaschen scripsit:

> Perhaps the OSI could say, "An OSI-approved license may be supplemented
> by an additional permission statement.  The combination will be
> OSI-compliant, providing that permission /only/ has the effect of
> waiving conditions in the OSI-approved license, and that such waiver is
> not conditional."?  But I agree OSI would have to be very careful.

This is essentially a dual license: you may apply the OSI-approved
license, or you may apply the license with the additional permissions.
Anything multiply licensed, where at least one license is OSI-compliant,
is obviously open source.

John Cowan                      
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Perform swift circular ambulation,
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