Forrest J. Cavalier III
mibsoft at mibsoftware.com
Wed Sep 26 19:00:07 UTC 2001
One of the reasons I think the recent discussion is important,
(and not the wide-open opportunity for trolling it appears to
be) is that the OSI web page says this:
(From http://www.opensource.org/docs/certification_mark.html ...)
USING THE MARK
"You may use the OSI Certified mark on any software that is distributed
under an OSI-approved license."
I think there is a consensus forming that the requirements for
self-certification must be amended to require OSD #2 explicitly.
Otherwise, someone can self-certify a binary-only distribution
under MIT, for example, keeping the source private, and still
meet the listed requirements to self-certify and use the OSI mark.
Ridiculous? yes. But that is indeed what the page says. Can the
page be changed?
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