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  1. The Importance of Community-oriented GPL Enforcement

    ... enforcement actions for the GPL or any of the family of licenses that conform to the Open Source Definition, we applaud these ... of free software and open source comply with the licenses of the software they consume, a task that has been greatly simplified ... available under free software, open source, and open content licenses. Compliance failures that do occur are frequently honest mistakes, ...

    masson - 2015-10-16 06:29 - 0 comments

  2. PJ's bottom line--a new line for the OSI?

    ... It means that while OSI's handling of a list of approved licenses worked very well for a community made up of FOSS programmers, who are ... of FOSS are attacking, we need a new organization to vet licenses going forward a lot more carefully, one made up of experienced FOSS ...

    Michael Tiemann - 2015-10-16 07:49 - 0 comments

  3. January 2015 OSI Newsletter

    ... and documentation lend themselves well to the proven licenses and I am pretty sure the legal ... yet more "open source" licenses. Should those licenses proliferate, the ...

    masson - 2015-02-03 07:22

  4. OSI Approves Microsoft License Submissions

    ... consensus from the open source community that these licenses satisfied the 10 criteria of the Open Source definition, and should therefore be approved. The formal evaluation of these licenses began in August and the discussion of these licenses was vigourous and ...

    Michael Tiemann - 2007-10-15 14:08

  5. GNU Affero GPL version 3 and the "ASP loophole"

    ... the GPLv3 license, and I am happy to say that as with other licenses developed with community input, the then-good GPLv3 has continued to ... about the discussions from last year about some other licenses submitted to the license-discuss@opensource.org mailing list. In ...

    Michael Tiemann - 2015-10-16 08:15 - 4 comments

  6. 2007 and beyond

    ... managed the day-to-day business of discussing and approving licenses, fund raising, answering frequently asked questions, and acting as ... of the Open Source Definition. With approximately 60 licenses approved by the OSI since 1998, many open source stakeholders agreed ...

    Michael Tiemann - 2015-10-16 08:21 - 0 comments

  7. OSI Board Meeting Minutes, Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    ... with OSD-7 due to explicit disclaimer of what in other licenses might be interpreted as an explicit patent grant. We could just ... this. Chris DiBona: "-1 I don't think that any new licenses should be approved unless they include patent clauses and that the osi ...

    tbm - 2012-04-13 01:05

  8. Microsoft and standards--deja vu all over again?

    ... There would not be open source companies if open source licenses did not proect this right! Yet Microsoft seems to want to divide the ... understanding of open source software. They submitted two licenses to the OSI earlier this year after many years of internal discussion, ...

    Michael Tiemann - 2015-10-16 08:00 - 1 comment

  9. Why OSI License Approval Matters

    ... Open Source Definition . Having a standards body for licenses — one which ratifies the consensus of an open community of license ... that a non-approved license satisfies the OSD. As such, licenses that have not received OSI approval don’t satisfy the process and ...

    webmink - 2017-07-14 09:06

  10. May 2014 Newsletter

    ... Cloud Business Models and the Evolution of Open Source Licenses June 16th 2014 at 11:30am ... application of OSS licenses, particularly AGPL and other licenses in this new class, to these ...

    masson - 2014-06-02 15:40

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