Re: [DRAFT 3]: Charter for the Open Source Committee

From: Lynn Winebarger <owinebar(at)free-expression(dot)org>
To: Russell Nelson <nelson(at)crynwr(dot)com>
Cc: "Darren O(dot) Benham" <gecko(at)benham(dot)net>, Nils Lohner <lohner(at)spi-inc(dot)org>, spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, board(at)opensource(dot)org, recipient list not shown: ;
Subject: Re: [DRAFT 3]: Charter for the Open Source Committee
Date: 1999-11-07 15:47:34
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On Sun, 7 Nov 1999, Russell Nelson wrote:

> Darren O. Benham writes:
> > On Sun, Nov 07, 1999 at 12:07:27AM -0500, Russell Nelson wrote:
> > > Then I ask that SPI transfer the domain names open-?source.{org,net}
> > > to OSI. If not, then why not? There is no Open Source trademark, and
> > > SPI has no particular mandate from the 12/98 consultation to manage
> > > Open Source. Historically, OSI has maintained the domain, and done so
> > > in a responsible manner (including changing the NS records on the
> > > domain on an emergency basis to maintain service, which action SPI
> > > reversed).
> > The dispensation of the domain name is another action for the committee to
> > consider... Otherwise, we've been talking with Ian Murdock. Who's the
> > official OSI contact for this matter? You, him or some other person?
> Ian has been handling it, but I had some questions of my own. To wit:
> Why has the domain name not already been transferred? What is the
> problem here, and why does SPI feel a unique responsibility for
> solving that problem? Perhaps a problem exists, but it's *our*
> responsibility for fixing it, in which case why is SPI retaining
> control?
For what it's worth, as a potential member of SPI, I would prefer
the domain name held, at least until the membership of SPI has grown and a
general vote could be held.


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