Similar discussion list but not only for Europe?

Noah Slater nslater at
Sun Mar 8 21:41:14 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 05:31:17PM -0400, "Andrés G. Aragoneses" wrote:
> Noah Slater wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 09:54:06PM -0500, "Andrés G. Aragoneses" wrote:
> >> So, should I start in this mailing-list the discussion and elaborate on
> >> the motivations of why this new license is needed and why the existing
> >> licenses do not fit with this model? Or should I contact other FSF staff
> >> via other means? Any FSF member reading?
> >
> > I'm an associate member, and I know some staffers. Does that count? ;)
> Perfect, I invite you to participate on the discussion, as I posted the
> ideas in a new thread (following advice from Stefano and Alessandro).
> Could you also tell the staffers you know to post their opinions?

Well, the staffers I know are already on this list. Hey Matt!

> > My advice to you would be to email licensing at and see what they think.
> Well, I think I already contacted them via this email, but I was replied
> by only one person (which turns out to belong to one of the "reluctant"
> groups I talk about in the new thread) and I think this needs to be
> discussed in a global way like a mailing list.

Hmm, it is going to involve some diplomacy with them if you want it accepted.

> As far as I understand, OSI is more oriented to less-restrictive open
> source licenses, right? Then I guess they wouldn't be very interested.

Likewise, you will want OSI approval if you want mindshare for your licence.

Noah Slater,

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