Subject: Re: Policy Questions (WAS: License Committee Report)
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 00:50:27 -0400

[ note CC and Reply-To: LPD list ]

Ernest Prabhakar writes:
 > I would like to propose that the OSI begin an open dialogue on the  
 > "license-proliferation-discuss" list about the optimal a) phrasing,  
 > and b) implementation of the three additional criteria.  It should  
 > start with a concise summary of the board's best understanding of the  
 > Three Criteria, including how they are to be implemented, and provide  
 > a safe and appropriate place for honest questions and constructive  
 > feedback.   That way, those who care about *policy* questions can  
 > discuss them there, leaving this list free to focus specifically on  
 > license approval issues (as at least some of the original subscribers  
 > here had hoped).

This is an excellent idea.

 > Does that sound reasonable? If so, I would also request that the OSI  
 > board appoint someone to act as official spokesperson for the board  
 > during the discussion, so we know who's in charge.   I would also  
 > suggest having an official moderator (potentially someone NOT on the  
 > board) to ensure things stay on track.

Are you volunteering?

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