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Tue Jan 8 17:09:56 UTC 2008
It's been shortened to OS :-) But they really are different domains.
Chris (state department circa 1992)
On Jan 8, 2008 8:16 AM, Robin 'Roblimo' Miller <robin at roblimo.com> wrote:
> John Cowan wrote:
> > Dag-Erling Smørgrav scripsit:
> >> Had you been so inclined, it would have taken you only seconds to
> >> discover that the term was in use more than ten years before the
> >> creation of the OSI.
> > However, the term is used in an entirely different sense in intelligence.
> Correct. And my source is not Wikipedia but my training at the U.S. Army
> Intelligence School at Ft. Devens, circa 1971. "OSI" is still a
> widely-used acronym for "open source intelligence," by the way, and
> various agencies still have plenty of people gathering, translating, and
> analyzing it.
> The "OSI" mark is what should be protected, IMO, and its use by eligible
> projects should be encouraged.
> FWIW, using an OSI-approved license will get your project on
> SourceForge.net without argument, while use of any other license takes
> special dispensation from our in-house lawyers -- and usually a friendly
> suggestion to use an existing OSI-approved license if at all possible.
> Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
> Editor in Chief,
> SourceForge, Inc.
Open Source Programs Manager, Google Inc.
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