nelson at crynwr.com
Sun Sep 4 05:12:41 UTC 2005
Robin 'Roblimo' Miller writes:
> I believe OSI should certify all licenses that comply with the OSD.
I hear ya.
> Otherwise the OSI becomes like a city zoning board or other regulatory
> agency that doesn't merely set down requirements for results ("All
> windows in new construction should be able to withstand 140 MPH winds or
> be be provided with removable coverings able to withstand 140 MPH
> winds") but specifies brands of windows and otherwise micromanges the
> details of even the most minor construction or renovation project.
I disagree with that principle. The OSD already has a term designed
to prohibit exactly one license: the Aladdin Free Public License. If
that's not micro-managing, I don't know what is.
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