Re: [PHP-DEV] OSI approval for PHP 3.01 license

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May 8, 2020 22:08 ben@benramsey.com (Ben Ramsey)
> On Mar 5, 2020, at 08:13, Ben Ramsey <ben@benramsey.com> wrote: > > >> On Mar 4, 2020, at 11:59, Derick Rethans <derick@php.net> wrote: >> >> On Wed, 4 Mar 2020, Ben Ramsey wrote: >> >>>> On Mar 4, 2020, at 11:26, Stanislav Malyshev <smalyshev@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> >>>> Hi! >>>> >>>>> Does anyone here remember why the changes to the license where done in >>>>> the first place? The commit was done on the 1st of Jan. 2006 (at least >>>> >>>> Probably for more clear wording (since outside of context "PHP" can mean >>>> many things). >>>> >>>> Since 3.0 and 3.01 are essentially the same license, I'm not sure who >>>> would bother to go through the bureaucracy, not sure who did it the last >>>> time (or whether anybody did that at all). Maybe worth reaching out to >>>> OSI folks and asking them to update their list, since 3.0 and 3.01 are >>>> the same. >>> >>> I’m on the OSI license-discuss mailing list and happy to open up a >>> conversation there, unless there are objections? >> >> Please do. I ran into this the other day when I was rewriting the README >> for Xdebug too: >> https://github.com/xdebug/xdebug/commit/c4371d9d18957965a590daee13bca82ff5205324#diff-88b99bb28683bd5b7e3a204826ead112R92-R96 >> > > > I’ve submitted a formal request for “legacy approval” to the OSI license-review list, according to their policies. > > http://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-review_lists.opensource.org/2020-March/004716.html
I’m following up with an update on this… The standard procedure for the OSI is a 60-day review period, after which they make a recommendation to the board and then take action at the next board meeting. We have reached the end of that 60-day period, and the license committee chair has submitted a recommendation for approval to the board. It’ll be voted on at the next board meeting, which I think is either today or sometime soon after today. Here’s the official recommendation:
> - License: The PHP License, version 3.01 (Exhibit A) > - Submitted: 4 March 2020, > http://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-review_lists.opensource.org/2020-March/004716.html > - Decision date: due no later than the first Board meeting > after 3 May 2020 > > License Review Committee Recommendation: > > _Resolved that it is the opinion of the OSI that the The PHP > License, version 3.01 be approved as an Open Source Initiative > Approved License in the Non-Reusable Licenses category of > licenses. The OSI-Approved PHP License version 3.00 shall be > moved to the “superseded” category of licenses._
The full recommendation email is available here: http://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-review_lists.opensource.org/2020-May/004818.html I’ll let the list know when the approval is final. Cheers, Ben Cheers, Ben
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May 15, 2020 15:48 ben@benramsey.com (Ben Ramsey)
> On May 8, 2020, at 17:08, Ben Ramsey <ben@benramsey.com> wrote: > >> On Mar 5, 2020, at 08:13, Ben Ramsey <ben@benramsey.com> wrote: >> >> >> I’ve submitted a formal request for “legacy approval” to the OSI license-review list, according to their policies. >> >> http://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-review_lists.opensource.org/2020-March/004716.html > > > I’m following up with an update on this… > > The standard procedure for the OSI is a 60-day review period, after which they make a recommendation to the board and then take action at the next board meeting. > > We have reached the end of that 60-day period, and the license committee chair has submitted a recommendation for approval to the board. It’ll be voted on at the next board meeting, which I think is either today or sometime soon after today. > > Here’s the official recommendation: > >> - License: The PHP License, version 3.01 (Exhibit A) >> - Submitted: 4 March 2020, >> http://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-review_lists.opensource.org/2020-March/004716.html >> - Decision date: due no later than the first Board meeting >> after 3 May 2020 >> >> License Review Committee Recommendation: >> >> _Resolved that it is the opinion of the OSI that the The PHP >> License, version 3.01 be approved as an Open Source Initiative >> Approved License in the Non-Reusable Licenses category of >> licenses. The OSI-Approved PHP License version 3.00 shall be >> moved to the “superseded” category of licenses._ > > The full recommendation email is available here: > http://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-review_lists.opensource.org/2020-May/004818.html > > I’ll let the list know when the approval is final.
The approval is final! The PHP License 3.01 is an OSI-approved license!
> At its Board meeting on May 13, 2020, the Board of the OSI passed the > motion that The PHP License, version 3.01 be approved as an Open > Source Initiative Approved License in the Non-Reusable Licenses > category of licenses and moving the OSI-Approved PHP License version > 3.00 to the “superseded” category of licenses.
Would someone mind responding to the original poster on the general mailing list to let them know that their legal department can rest assured that the PHP license is OSI-approved. The OSI website might not be up-to-date yet, so you can point them to the following mailing list link as evidence of OSI approval: http://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-review_lists.opensource.org/2020-May/004841.html Cheers, Ben
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May 15, 2020 20:55 smalyshev@gmail.com (Stanislav Malyshev)
Hi!

> Would someone mind responding to the original poster on the general > mailing list to let them know that their legal department can rest > assured that the PHP license is OSI-approved. > > The OSI website might not be up-to-date yet, so you can point them to > the following mailing list link as evidence of OSI approval: > http://lists.opensource.org/pipermail/license-review_lists.opensource.org/2020-May/004841.html
Thanks for following up with this. Bureaucracy is not fun, but sometimes needs to be taken care of. -- Stas Malyshev smalyshev@gmail.com