Use of "open source" in website name

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Jun 13 15:16:02 UTC 2008

John Cowan wrote:
> Ethically, nobody should use it in a way that could reasonably be confused
> with the software term.

Correct.  Note that the term "open source intelligence" predates open 
source software, and is based on a different meaning of the word source. 
  It is not likely to be confused.

However, OSI was the first to use the term open source software, and I 
think this association of open source should be used in conformance with 
the OSD.

Matt Flaschen

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