Subject: RE: IPL as a burden
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 12:33:29 -0800

OSI Certified Open Source Software is software that is distributed under an
approved open source license.  So software that is "public domain" (to use
your term) is not certifiable.  This is not intended as a value judgment,
merely as a description of what our certification mark is used for.  /Larry
Rosen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: kmself@ix.netcom.com [mailto:kmself@ix.netcom.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 11:36 AM
> To: license-discuss@opensource.org
> Subject: Re: IPL as a burden
>
>
> on Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 11:15:52AM -0800, Lawrence E. Rosen
> (lrosen@rosenlaw.com) wrote:
> > > OSI Certified Open Source applies to _licenses_, not _software_.
> >
> > Actually, no, the certification mark is applied to *software* that is
> > distributed under approved *licenses*.  Certification marks cannot be
> > applied to licenses, because licenses aren't "goods" distributed in
> > commerce.
>
> OK.  Clarifying question:  the certified entity is the license and its
> terms.  So distribution under a doctrine of "public domain"
> (abandonment, etc.), leaves you without a basis for affixing this lable,
> no?  And, yes, I realize that PD is used here advisably.
>
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