Subject: What will the editors do (was Re: public? Re: Call for Votes: New OSI-Editors List)
From: "Zak Greant" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 17:51:37 -0800

Aloha Ben, Greetings All,

On 11/28/07, Ben Tilly <> wrote:
> > I guess I am confused about what sort of issues you thing need to be dealt with.
> My impression of the need is that we need to have people go through
> discussions about licenses, make lists of which licenses have actually
> been submitted, and summarize the arguments pro and con on those
> licenses.  That will provide the OSI with a digestible synopsis for
> the meetings where they decide on the licenses.  (Hopefully there will
> be a step in there where those summaries are presented to the list to
> see if anything important was missed.)
> Currently this work is done by Russ Nelson.  But he has been
> overwhelmed and there have been complaints about, for instance, missed
> license submissions.
> My impression is probably both incomplete and mistaken in some
> particulars.  I look forward to corrections.

That is a perfect practical explanation of what the editors will do.
They'll also tackle any other issue of a similar nature that hits the