For Approval: Open Source Software Alliance License

John Cowan jcowan at
Thu Sep 25 21:54:44 UTC 2003

Ian Lance Taylor scripsit:

> > I define free along the lines of the way the BSD crowd does, not along
> > the way of the Linux crowd.  Free in terms of rights, not free in
> > terms of cost to personal developers.
> Oddly, the Linux crowd defines free the same way.  

They differ on the relative importance of freedom-to-code vs. freedom-to-use-
the-latest-and-greatest, basically.

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