Speaking of Calling Things Open Source When They Aren't...

Michael Tiemann tiemann at opensource.org
Thu Apr 24 14:57:23 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Matthew Flaschen <
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> wrote:

> Chris DiBona wrote:
>> We'll remove them if they are playing games like this. I'll go look
>> into this now.
>> Chris
> I doubt it was deliberate gaming.  More likely a mistake bred of ignorance
> (i.e. they thought open source meant non-commercial, despite overwhelming
> evidence to the contrary).  But I agree they're screwed if someone wants to
> take them up on BSD.

Based on the changes they seem to have made after April 1, it appears that
they continue to misunderstand open source.  I have sent a note to Kord and
Chris about the continued problems with their statements on the Google Code

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