Is the "Guile" license OSI approved?

J C Lawrence claw at
Fri Nov 30 04:23:55 UTC 2001

On Thu, 29 Nov 2001 17:10:42 -0800 (PST) 
Andy Tai <lichengtai at> wrote:

> Given the history of Free Software and Open Source (that Open
> Source is a marketing name (Bruce Perens) or marketing program
> (Eric Raymond) for Free Software), can there be any question that
> a software license the Free Software Foundation published is not
> Open Source?

Yes, tho for political reasons you're unlikely to ever see that
response by OSI.  It is relatively easy to argue, for instance, that
the viral properties of the GPL are excessively restrictive and
violate the spirit if not intent of the OSS definition -- but then
that's an old, well thrashed, and very dead religious war.

J C Lawrence                
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