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NewsForge: OSI mired in bureaucracy and backlog, critics say

Sep 05, 2001, 09:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

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"Some applicants are weary from waiting up to a year or more for action from the Open Source Initiative, which reviews and either approves or rejects submitted software licenses as officially Open Source. Critics say that OSI may make itself irrelevant if it doesn't start making decisions faster.

The Eiffel Forum License has been under consideration for certification for "well over a year," according to Roger Browne, a project leader for the Eiffel Forum, a community of programmers who use the Eiffel language to create software.

The Eiffel Forum Archive is hosted at SourceForge, (a site that is owned by NewsForge's corporate parent, VA Linux) which accepts projects that are released either with an OSI-certified license, or a license that would comply with the terms for OSI certification in the event that it has not yet made it through the review process."

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