DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Thu Jan 10 04:42:16 UTC 2008

Rick Moen scripsit:

> It's possible I am not grasping your point.  I would think OSI would be 
> honoured by the association (DFSG being, IMO at least, a quite worthy
> standard on its own merits), and that acknowledging the derivation and
> close resemblance would be highly uncontroversial and, well, a natural
> and practical thing to do.

My point is that DFSG represents a separate interpretive tradition of the
same text as OSI.  (I'm not now talking about the debian-legal fanatics,
but about what actually gets into Debian.)  Unless it is mentioned under
similarities between OSM and FSM, mentioning it will be confusing.

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