BCS OSSG: no SPI brickbat thrower?

From: MJ Ray <mjr(at)phonecoop(dot)coop>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: BCS OSSG: no SPI brickbat thrower?
Date: 2007-07-25 11:53:16
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Recently, Ian Jackson asked:
> The Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) will be holding an interactive
> event on Tuesday 24th July 2007 over a proposal to create a British
> Computer Society (BCS) Open Source Licence.
> Obviously this is a very bad idea. [...]
> I think the best response would be to have someone attend the meeting
> and read out statements in opposition from Debian, the FSF, and OSI.
> Would anyone like to volunteer ? Please email me at the address
> above. When we have a volunteer I'll contact the FSF and OSI [...]

Alex Hudson (Association For Free Software, FSFE friend, stratagia.co.uk)
has posted a report to fsfe-uk, which is visible at

I volunteered and I understand other suitable people were there. I
didn't hear anything back. Alex reports that no statements were put
from SPI, FSF, debian or anyone else. Was any offer taken up? If
not, why not?

Happily, it sounds like the event hit against the new licence anyway.

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