[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Thu Jan 4 08:05:05 UTC 2007

Michael Bernstein wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-01-03 at 23:10 -0500, DShofi at atmi.com wrote:
>> From there, it is the market that will drive good behavior with regard
>> to use of the term (as opposed to the certification mark). 
> Well, I suppose this is a policy issue for the OSI. Personally, I'm
> skeptical of this approach. Are you familiar with the term
> 'greenwashing'?

Exactly right.  People like to say "let the market decide".  What they
really mean is "let me decide the market".  That's why they invented
marketing (expanding a market, or creating one where it shouldn't be).
OSI can't stand by and let them manipulate people.  They have the right
to be firm and loud about what they have decided Open Source is.

Matthew Flaschen

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