fileset without makefiles Open Source?!

Russell Nelson nelson at
Thu Oct 18 18:23:49 UTC 2001

Harald Albrecht writes:
 > Lately I had a discussion with someone who wants to provide source code 
 > for his project, but without makefile(s). He intends to call it "Open 
 > Source".

Grrrrrrrr.  Nobody has a trademark on Open Source, so he can call it
that if he wants.  But he's gonna annoy a lot of people who download
it only to find out that it's not directly buildable.  So, okay,
somebody will write a Makefile, and create a derivative work which
includes the Makefile.

If he intends that to be the only obstacle to people making derivative 
works, he will fail.

-russ nelson <sig at>
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