Subject: License Committee Report for December 2005
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 15:20:12 -0500

I'm the chair of the license approval committee.  This is my report
for the current set of licenses under discussion.  If anybody
disagrees with my assessment of the committee's conclusions, say so
promptly.

Note: BCC'ed to the license submittors.

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Title: MindTree Public License (MTPL)
Submission: http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:mss:11139:200510:ecmngoaakbmlijlpoibm
License: in the submission.
Comments: Universal dislike.  Rick Moen points out that since
    copyright assignment must be done via a separate contract, it
    fails OSD#7 (Distribution of License).  By specifying a technology
    ("By clicking on the I Agree button below"), it violates OSD#10
    (License Must Be Technology-Neutral). 
Recommend: rejection.

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Title: OSL/AFL 3.0
Submission: http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3:msp:10941:fhabfhkahidacabelfhh
License: http://www.rosenlaw.com/OSL3.0.htm
License: http://www.rosenlaw.com/AFL3.0.htm
Comments: Rod Dixon recommends approval of both licenses
Recommend: approval

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