Subject: Re: certification mark for "mirbsdksh"?
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 14:45:08 -0500

Thorsten Glaser writes:
 > John Cowan dixit:
 > 
 > [...]
 > >This license is obviously Open Source (and Free, and Fair) and should be
 > >fast-tracked by OSI.
 > 
 > Okay. Who is the person who can give official statements on these three?
 > Russel?

Not me alone.  The license has to be submitted according to the steps
given in http://opensource.org/docs/certification_mark.html#approval,
approved by license-discuss (John's comments are obviously helpful
there), and presented to the OSI board for a vote.

If all you've ever done is talk about your license on license-discuss,
it will never be approved.  Not through any animosity, simply because
everyone on the OSI board is a busy person.  We need the structure of
the approval process to make sure that licenses don't get lost.

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