Use of "open source"

Andrew C. Oliver acoliver at
Wed Jan 3 18:11:34 UTC 2007

I think it was a personal statement on his part: CTRL-F OSI

DShofi at wrote:
> While I agree that license proliferation makes it harder to consolidate 
> code bases and determine license compatibility and while I understand the 
> usefulness of the OSI certification mark program, it seems that the OSI is 
> in no position to restrict anyone's labelling and use of a license as 
> "open source" that satisfies all of the definitional characteristics even 
> if it is not OSI approved.  What am I missing?  Why urge that the term 
> "open source" be withheld unless approved?
> David

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