Subject: Re: Bruce Perens rejected from license-proliferation committee.
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 23:21:20 -0400

Wrong committee, Bruce!  Replies set to
    license-proliferation-discuss@opensource.org

Bruce Perens writes:
 > I agree that we need to fix the problem that OSI doesn't have any
 > sort of representative process. I'm disappointed that in 6 and a
 > half years that I haven't been on the OSI board this hasn't been
 > addressed.

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html

It's very short.  You should read it.  I discovered something very
interesting in it: it doesn't matter who writes the law, as long as
the law treats everyone equally.  It is when the law treats some
people unfairly that those people seek influence over law-makers.

Do you feel treated unfairly?  Does OSI fail to balance your interests
and concerns with those of others?  Have we made mistakes that we
didn't rectify?  Do we reflect a bias against the range of opinions
you feel you would represent if you were on the committee?

Rather than judging the process, you should judge the result.  Since
there are no results yet, you have nothing to say anything about.

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