Subject: Re: Apache License v2.0
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 14:04:22 -0400

Arthur Tam scripsit:

> Besides, I would like to know if a site mention its software is open
> source. Then it must comply to OSD, otherwise they have the risk of
> being sue later. Can I say that?

No, because we have no legal ownership of the term "open source"; it is
not a trademark.  However, there is nothing wrong with being rude to
people who persistently misuse the term.

An observable characteristic is not necessarily         John Cowan
a functional requirement.  --John Hudson