compatibility and the OSD - final answer?

Chuck Swiger chuck at
Tue Sep 21 17:43:48 UTC 2004

Ernest Prabhakar wrote:
> That's for playing Answer Man in this dialogue...

"Thanks", perhaps?  Being an Answer Man is sometimes a thankless task, 
especially when typos get in the way.... 8-)

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> 1. An absolute prohibition on distributing non-compliant binaries would 
> *fail* the OSD (and suck eggs)
> 2. A requirement that distribution of non-compliant binaries must 
> include the original source code/docs/test-suite would *pass* the OSD 
> (though still suck eggs)
> Any disagreement?  Bob, does that answer your hypothetical question?

I agree with these conclusions.


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