Discussion List Reports

Beginning in 2019, the OSI provides monthly reports summarizing the discussions happening on the License-Discuss and License-Review mailing lists. The summaries are also posted on their respective lists, though the web versions include detailed links into the list archives. Any feedback is welcome, though replies on the content of any original post should of course be made to the original threads. We would like to thank Travin Keith for his good work in compiling and reporting our current discussions, as well as Lukas Atkinson for his help from December 2018 to May 2019, and Amol Meshram from October 2019 to November 2019.

License-Discuss and License-Review Monthly Reports:

License-Discuss License-Review
January 2020 January 2020
December 2019 December 2019
November 2019 November 2019
October 2019 October 2019
May 2019 May 2019
April 2019 April 2019
March 2019 March 2019
February 2019 February 2019
January 2019 January 2019
December 2018 December 2018

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