compatibility and the OSD

Marius Amado Alves amado.alves at
Tue Sep 28 15:58:54 UTC 2004

Rick Moen wrote:
> Marius wrote:
>>That would be the SDC at
> Page still says:
>     The SDC is the community of open source developers who want to be
>     monetarily rewarded for the commercial use of their work.
> This error of strongly implying that your proprietary licensing is "open
> source" has been brought to your attention previously.  Please correct.
> Thank you.

It is not an error. It is an issue. Being discussed. On the SDC open 
forum. The current tendency is not to change (but see below).

The license is not "proprietary" either. The world is not in black and 

"Open source" only appears in the mottos. The legal text does not use 
either term. And in the commentary texts everything is made clear.

The current term for the SDC philosophy is "fair source". Eventually I 
will try to rephrase the SDC mottos accordingly.

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