OSI enforcement? (Was Re: Microsoft use of the term "Open Source")

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Wed Jan 2 06:11:12 UTC 2008

zooko writes:
 > heard is that OSI has no power to compel people to stop misusing the  
 > term "open source".

"Compel" is such an ugly word.  While governments may have a monopoly
on legitimate violence, violence is not the only way to change
people's behavior.  The one way is to persuade them.  A better way is
to convince them that they always knew it was a bad idea to misuse
"Open Source".

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