matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 11 01:15:04 UTC 2008
Donovan Hawkins wrote:
>I can't really say anything about *why* the divide happened
> between the two defintions (I was a bit young at the time), but it
> certainly seems like the copyleft/permissive battle spilled over.
> The philosophical rift is over whether we want to allow other developers
> to use our free software in their proprietary products. This really
> shouldn't have anything to do with defining what free/open-source
> software is.
That is /a/ philosophical rift (though note that many people answer both
yes and no in different contexts). However, I don't think that was the
cause of the OSI split; rather, I believe that it was a marketing issue
that applied to all free/open source software.
More information about the License-discuss