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Re: [DotGNU]"Open source" is not what we do here

From: Barry Fitzgerald
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]"Open source" is not what we do here
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 12:33:51 +0000 (UTC)

Open Source derived from Free Software, not vice versa.  To think of them
as interlocking categories is incorrect.


On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Matthew C. Tedder wrote:

> Except that Free Software falls under the Open Source definition perfectly,
> so it is a specific kind of Open Source.
> It is perfect inaccurate to say that it is not Open Source--I think you mean
> that it should be distinguished from other Open Source variants.
> Isn't the only principle distinguishing factor that GPL guarantees that
> derrivatives remain GPL-licensed?  That distinguishing factor is not
> "different" from the Open Source definition because the Open Source
> definition allows one the flexibility to do such things.  It's merely one of
> the unlimited variations allowed under the Open Source definition.
> Am I missing anything, because as far as I can see, this is all perfectly
> and clearly verifiable.
> --Matthew
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Stallman" <address@hidden>
> To: <address@hidden>
> Cc: <address@hidden>; <address@hidden>
> Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002 7:53 AM
> Subject: [DotGNU]"Open source" is not what we do here
> > DotGNU is a free software project, part of the GNU Project.  "Open
> > source" is not what we do, but many people think that it is, and we
> > have to work hard to explain and remind them that it is not.  Your
> > recent message which talks about activities in the name of "open
> > source" would tend to encourage the mistake that we work to correct.
> >
> > In the future, if you send messages about open source activities,
> > please preface them with something that acknowledges that DotGNU
> > is a free software project, not an open source project.
> >
> > Your message mentioned an activity that Eben Moglen is working on.
> > This is a free software activity, not an open source activity.
> > When you write about it, please describe it as such.
> >
> >
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