"Open Source Constitution"?
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Sun Apr 10 06:51:56 UTC 2005
Chuck Swiger scripsit:
> Those people  who see a strong distinction between Microsoft selling a
> product containing Open Source Software such as zlib and IPFW; Red Hat
> selling a product containing OSS such as the Linux kernel and a mix of
> GNU and BSD-licensed userland utilities; or Apple selling a product
> containing OSS such as the Mach kernel plus a mix of BSD and GNU
> utilities; are applying double standards.
There is no distinction among them as reusers of other people's Open
Source software. There is a great distinction among them as to
whether the software they sell is itself Open Source (no, yes, some of it,
John Cowan www.ccil.org/~cowan www.reutershealth.com jcowan at reutershealth.com
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