Concerns relating to the FSF and Future Licenses

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Mon Aug 20 07:38:57 UTC 2007

Chris Travers <chris at> writes:
> [quoting Chris DiBona]
> "Again, this is not a discussion about licenses but whether or not it
> is wise for OSI to enable its most vicious competitor."
> The implication being that if we see an organization as a vicious
> competitor, we should consider rejecting their licenses on the grounds
> that they may be used against us as an organization whether or not
> they otherwise meet our standards.  [...]

and at that point, someone could point out that there have been times
when relations between the FSF and the OSI were such that it might
have appeared to an outside observer that the FSF was a "vicious
competitor" of the OSI...

Dag-Erling Smørgrav
Senior Software Developer
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