An explanation of the difficulty of solving licenseproliferation in one sentence

Rick Moen rick at
Wed Mar 9 20:22:36 UTC 2005

Quoting Ian Lance Taylor (ian at

> ...denial of OSI certification is the biggest stick that OSI has....

I would say it's widespread community shunning of, and persistent bad
press for, projects that deceptively profess to be open source 
without being substantively OSD-compliant and issued in an open 
source manner (e.g., w.r.t. patent encumbrances).  OSI's institutional 
powers are small, but that rather misses the point of how its 
influence works.

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