For Approval: GPLv3

Wilson, Andrew andrew.wilson at
Wed Aug 8 14:28:42 UTC 2007

luis.villa at wrote:

> More useful archive URLs inline, and then a summary of previous
> comments on OSD compliance below to re-start discussion about v3's OSD
> compliance (and only the OSD compliance :)

and see my post here
with the comments about lack of compatibility between GPL versions and
as-yet-unwritten OSD principle bounding license proliferation.

To my mind, this is one of the true ideological differentiators between
"open source"
and "free SW."  Open source is about growing the commons; free SW as
by FSF & RMS is about creating a maximally free class of SW, and
utility of that free SW with the existing FLOSS base for the sake of
growing a commons is a non-goal for them.
This is an opportunity for OSI (IMO) to make the point that while
are OSD-compliant licenses, there is still a valid ideological
between free SW as defined by FSF and open source.

Andy Wilson

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