Our Purpose (Re: DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open)

Ernest Prabhakar ernest.prabhakar at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 17:31:45 UTC 2008

Hi Rick,

On Jan 10, 2008, at 4:43 PM, Rick Moen wrote:
> Then, I think you had better carefully mark
> https://osi.osuosl.org/wiki/help/opensource as _not_ speaking for OSI,
> as many will otherwise assume.

Fair enough.  I've expanded the Disclaimer's on:



Does that address your concerns? Or can you suggest better language?

On Jan 10, 2008, at 4:40 PM, Matthew Flaschen wrote:

> I don't know that NPOV is necessarily appropriate here.  OSI /is/ an
> ideological organization, and I think its FAQ should reflect its
> opinions, rather than just any significant opinion on the list (NPOV).

I admit, it isn't an easy balance.  However, while I agree that the  
FAQ shouldn't naively follow the perspective of the list, I very much  
want it to reflect "community consensus", not just the perspective of  
the OSI Board (except for the OSI FAQ, which is in the slightly  
different category of self-description).

-- Ernie P.

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