Re: OSI affiliation
On 21/02/12 10:08, MJ Ray wrote:
Words are cheap. When will OSI revoke some of the bloopers?
Philip also made the same point. You'd need to ask them. I can speculate
- They currently have no process for revocation of status;
- Most of the bad ones are hardly used at all, making it a moot point
- It sets a bad precedent; organizations which have policies about
using only OSI-approved software may have to incur significant cost
- It would be difficult to get wide enough agreement on exactly which
licenses were "bad enough" to be revoked.
But as I said, you should ask them. If Debian wants to make such
revocations a condition of affiliation, it would help, when saying so,
to list the licenses you'd like to see the status of revoked, with clear
arguments as to why they don't meet the OSI definition.