Model Code for the OSD

David Johnson david at
Sat Jan 18 02:55:21 UTC 2003

On Friday 17 January 2003 09:57 am, Rod Dixon wrote:
> Larry & List members: at your convenience, please download the current
> draft  of the OSD's proposed model code.

I have one nit.

4: "Source code that is exceptionally difficult to read either because it is 
not documented or is cryptically expressed is considered obfuscated source 

This seems onerous. It is the bad habit of many developers not to document 
their code. If the code itself is easily understandable by someone conversant 
with the language and the problem domain, then the lack of documentation 
should not count as obfuscation. I don't want to point any fingers, but there 
are numerous examples of OSS projects with absolutely no documentation.

David Johnson
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