nelson at crynwr.com
Tue Apr 25 04:32:04 UTC 2006
David A. Temeles, Jr. writes:
> On what basis can OSI preclude anyone from designating their software
> license as "open source"?
On the basis that the marketplace generally considers "open source" to
be defined as "complying with the Open Source Definition". Claiming
that a license or product is "open source" without having been
approved by OSI is not wise marketing.
Myself, I consider "Open Source" to be a trademark that would be hard
to defend in court, rather than a generic term. "Software" is the
noun, and "Open Source" is the trademarked adjective. Note that I'm
speaking for myself here. That's why I said "Myself." Just in case
you didn't notice.
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