[OpenStack Foundation] Becoming an Open Source Initiative affiliate org
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Wed Feb 6 16:09:37 UTC 2019
Are there any legal implications, such as " This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws principles. The parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Santa Clara, California." ?
From: Mohammed Naser <mnaser at vexxhost.com>
Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2019 at 16:58
To: Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org>
Cc: "<foundation at lists.openstack.org>" <foundation at lists.openstack.org>
Subject: Re: [OpenStack Foundation] Becoming an Open Source Initiative affiliate org
On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 10:54 AM Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Over the past year, the definition of "open source" has been under
> attack, as some enterprises wanted to change the licensing of their
> software while continuing to reap the benefits of calling it open
> source, or at least being confused with open source.
> That makes the work of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) more important
> than ever. They have been the steadfast guardians of that definition for
> over 20 years, approving software licenses that were following the
> definition, while informing people and discouraging license proliferation.
> This is very much in line with the OpenStack Foundation objectives, so
> I'd like to propose that the OpenStack Foundation becomes an affiliate
> organization of the OSI. Other open source foundations, like the Mozilla
> Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, Linux Foundation, Python Software
> Foundation or Perl Foundation are already affiliates.
> You can learn more about the process at:
I think this is great and sits well within the values that we worked hard
to build over the past few years within OpenStack.
FYI, don't forget to select "Affiliate Scheme" :)
> Does anyone have concerns with that, before we proceed ?
> On a personal note... I think that today, open source is necessary, but
> not sufficient: we also need to define standards on how open source
> software is built, not just how the resulting software is licensed.
> However that work cannot happen unless we base it on a strong open
> source definition, and participating as an OSI affiliate would give us
> opportunities to have those new standardization discussion at that level.
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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