Introducing Open Solutions Alliance

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller robin at
Wed Feb 14 22:31:49 UTC 2007

Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Robin 'Roblimo' Miller wrote:
>> I'm sure licensing questions will be raised at the LinuxWorld Jr.
>> presentation. I'll be there with my video camera and lots of tape...
> It looks like CentricCRM couldn't wait after all.  There's a story up at
>  ZDNet (

Also this story by one of my people:

And tomorrow, immediately after the panel discussion re OSA, I'll be 
talking to some OSA principals about principles. 

I had some private conversations with two of them today, and I think the 
real truth is that they never really put a lot of thought about how 
"open source" a company must be to join their group. I told two of their 
people -- and dude Ross Turk also said -- that we think 
the membership criterion should be that a company's main products or 
services are open source, and when we say "open source," we mean open 
source as defined by OSI.

I have personally railed in the past against companies using "based on 
open source" as a marketing gimmick. Microsoft can legitimately claim 
that it has projects "based on open source," so, um...

...anyway, more to come. May be in the form of an opinion piece. I am 
obviously partisan here and not ashamed to say so. The story will run on

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
Editor in Chief, OSTG

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