The Toll Roads of Open Source

Ian Lance Taylor ian at
Tue Jan 23 17:34:53 UTC 2001

Angelo Schneider <angelo.schneider at> writes:

> The term O-P-E-N S-O-U-R-C-E was long n use before the OSI made a
> public, and now widly accepted definition of it.

No, it wasn't.

That was the whole point behind choosing the term ``open source.''  It
didn't carry any existing freight.  See, e.g.,


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