The Advisory Council will make the final decision on whether or not a license conforms to the Open Knowledge Definition, based on the Open Source Definition. This decision will typically follow the consensus reached via discussion on the mailing list.
Submitting The License
Submit the license to the Open Definition mailing list for discussion. To do this:
- Sign up to the mailing list, so that you can participate in the discussion.
- Send a link to the full text the license to the mailing list.
- State the rationale for the new license.
- Compare and contrast to any existing similar approved as OKD-conformant licenses.
Ideally, this should occur before the license is finalized, so that you can revise based on the group’s feedback.
What Will Happen
After submission, the Open Definition community will discuss on the mailing list and reach consensus. The Open Definition Advisory Council chair will summarize the consensus to the Advisory Council on the mailing list. If after two weeks at least two Advisory Council members approve the consensus summary on-list, and at least 75% of Advisory Council members expressing an opinion on the summary if any dissent, the website will be updated, and announcements made to public and submitter, as appropriate.