Subject: Re: Questions to OSI Board quorum
From: Alex Bligh <>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 19:53:11 +0000

--On 14 November 2005 14:56 -0500 Russell Nelson <> wrote:

> We can never remove a license from the list of approved licenses.  If
> we did so, we might turn a licensor into an involuntary innocent
> infringer of OSI's Open Source trademark.  To retain ownership of a
> trademark, you must exercise control over the quality of the product.
> If we did something which predictably gave us less control, that
> wouldn't go over well in front of a judge.

That's trivial to get around. Remove them from the list, put them
on a deprecated list, and grant continued license to use the trademark
for those licenses.