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OSI Licensing - a year in review

Since it has been roughly one year since the newest board members were chosen, I'd like to put on my new hat as chair of the License Committee and recap some license committee highlights from this past year.

Some things that got done:

Some important projects have also been started or discussed, but are still incomplete:

I hope that this sounds like a pretty good year- it isn't perfect but it felt like a good start to me, giving us some things we can build on for future years.

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  • Join license-discuss, or, if you're more sensitive to mail traffic, but still want to help with the committee's most important work, join license-review, which focuses on approving/rejecting proposed new licenses.
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