For Approval: Transitive Grace Period Public Licence, v1.0
nelson at crynwr.com
Sat Feb 21 13:26:04 UTC 2009
Thorsten Glaser writes:
> Russ Nelson dixit:
> >The people who look to us to answer the question "Is this software
> >open source?"
> Actually, they don’t. They want you to _simplify_ the answer to the
> question by providing a trademark which OSS developers can use if
> they adhere to certain conditions, fully knowing you only allow a
> *subset* of truly open source (as in OSD compliant) software to bear
Now you're assuming your answer rather than questioning it. What is
"truly" open source? You can't wave a magic wand and answer that
question. I beieve that we (the Open Source Initiative, and friends)
define that term, since we coined it.
> >No true open source developer would fail to believe us.
> Erm, sorry, but this is just ridiculous.
Glad you enjoyed it!
> Let me state it again: the OSI does not control the term “Open
> Source”, or OSD compliance.
You and the people who agree with you could all fit in a pub. A small
pub. Enjoy yourselves, but don't expect the rest of us to join your
--my blog is at http://blog.russnelson.com
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