IPL as a burden

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jan 15 16:56:36 UTC 2001

begin Ralf Schwoebel quotation:

> Now we have 2001 and the idea of Open Source needs a kick....


Possibly, but _not_ an on-the-fly redefinition to suit your convenience.

You have now been cited numerous fundamental aspects in which your
licence does not follow the principles of the Open Source Definition
(http://www.opensource.org/osd.html).  Therefore, although your licence
may, as Mr. Lincoln said, be the sort of thing that will be enjoyed by
those who enjoy that sort of thing, it is not an open source licence.

Thus, please do not refer to it that way; that will save the open source
community a great deal of work contradicting your firm's assertions to
the contrary at every turn, and save your firm a public-relations

Cheers,     "Because film is the pre-eminent American art form.  You don't hear
Rick Moen   people saying 'You know, this movie would make a really great epic
rick at linuxmafia.com     poem.'"   -- Orson Scott Card, book signing, 7 Jan 2001

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