OSI Mailing lists
Did you know that the Open Source Initiative, aka the OSI, has a mailing list to discuss license issues?
Neither did I, until a couple of months ago.
So, if you're the kind of person who likes to watch sausage being made, or you're just an amateur fan of the Open Source license process, go check it out:
To subscribe to the mailing list, send an email to
The original pointer on the OSI site is here. It's a little hard to find without a full read of the site, so I thought I'd help point interested people in that direction.
So what's discussed on this list? Well, remember that in order for a license to be called Open Source, that license needs to be approved by the OSI's directors. This list acts as a group of advisors to the OSI (in classic FOSS fasion, you get a voice by just showing up and making sense).
Currently, it's a little slow, so it's a perfect time to sign up - there isn't any current crisis that's driving email traffic.
Look forward to seeing you there.