[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Thu Jan 4 08:26:04 UTC 2007
Eric Renaud wrote:
> I believe consumers of those
> projects and their derivatives benefit as well.
And moreover consumers deciding what program to use.
> Why, just look at the members of the board (who's names should be posted
> somewhere conspicuously on the OSI site
> considering their non-profit status . . .).
> Even RMS (and please take no offense here, as none is intended!) enjoys
> the fruits derived from his standing in the (Free) and
> Open Source software would. BTW - that's GNU Linux if you don't mind. ;)
He doesn't want Stallmanix, does he? ;)
> All that being said, the OSI has done an excellent job in walking the
> fine line in ensuring the benefit of using
> an OSI approved license has remained as such (a benefit) for all those
> that choose to do so. The ideals
> of Open Participation and Open Standards are still in plain view there.
> And until those start to fade, the OSI
> is as good as any other entity to uphold what open source is.
If people stop trusting OSI, I think it will be too late. I hope this
doesn't happen, because I don't think any one could take up the mantle
of "Open Source".
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