DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open - ethicality

Tzeng, Nigel H. Nigel.Tzeng at jhuapl.edu
Fri Jan 11 21:23:54 UTC 2008

From: Ernest Prabhakar [mailto:ernest.prabhakar at gmail.com]

>The OSI has no interest in branding particular licensing models "ethical" or "non-
>ethical".  We believe Open Source is (in general) a superior 
>development model, but that is all that we (as an organization) take a 
>position on.  Various OSI Board Members hold various positions about 
>different ethical questions, but the whole point of the OSI is that 
>_those_ issues are peripheral to our main position.

That paragraph seems FAQ worthy to a potentially contentious question.  
It may or may not be obvious but the FSF certainly has a position on it 
and if you are trying to contrast the difference between free and open 
then that would be it, right?  Are there any other significant ones?
We can hopefully all agree with the contents of that paragraph.

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