OSI certification mark and BSD licence

Francis Hunt fhh10 at eng.cam.ac.uk
Tue Oct 22 15:12:14 UTC 2002

At 08:45 22/10/2002 -0400, you wrote:

>Software issued under a license that conforms to the OSD, *and* for which
>source is made easily available ("easily" meaning in the manner of OSD #2),
>is Open Source.

I completely agree and that is the point. The intention of the OSI 
certification mark is surely to convince people that the product it is 
associated with is "Open Source". Hence why does the use of the OSI 
certification mark not require source code distribution as well as an OSI 
approved licence?



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