John Cowan cowan at
Fri Apr 21 23:01:30 UTC 2006

David A. Temeles, Jr. scripsit:

> On what basis can OSI preclude anyone from designating their software
> license as "open source"?  I am new to this list, but I cannot comprehend
> how OSI would have the legal right to preclude anyone from using the phrase
> "open source" in any fashion.  OSI could, however, prevent a party from
> claiming that its license is OSI-approved...

Quite right on all counts as far as legal action is concerned.  Friendly
persuasion is another thing, and often quite successful.

John Cowan    cowan at
Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.  --Oscar Wilde

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