DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 11 02:43:03 UTC 2008
Tzeng, Nigel H. wrote:
> Perhaps OSI's neutral stance on proprietary software is born from
> pragmatism but it does allow the OSI to be inclusive rather than
They are not neutral to proprietary software. As noted earlier, OSI
supports open source "better quality, higher reliability, more
flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in."
Moreover, it's bylaws (http://opensource.org/bylaws) say (among many
other things) that they are to "advocate for open source principles".
OSI takes a very different approach from the FSF, but is clear that they
are not neutral.
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