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

From: Matthew C. Tedder
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]"Open source" is not what we do here
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 23:03:39 -0800

Yes... However, many are likely to view "Free Software" and "Open Source" as
the licenses, not the movements untill you begin changing context in the

I think it would be more prudant to say "Free Software Movement" or "Open
Source Movement" when that is, in fact, what we are discussing.

Clarity of terms is much too often an issue among these two, overlapping
communities.  Why do we say "Free Software", for example, when we could more
clearly say something like "Freed Software"?  I think that some slight
modifications to these kind of terms often eliminate the mass and repetitive
confusion so many have, so frequently.


> "Free Software" and "Open Source" are not just categories of software
> licenses, they are also the names of two different movements that
> disagree on basic different philosophical questions.  DotGNU is
> affiliated with the Free Software Movement, not with the other.
> We want to have no uncertainty about this.
> People are welcome to contribute to DotGNU regardless of where their
> personal views on this subject may be, but giving the wrong impression
> about which movement DotGNU is affiliated with is not welcome.

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