Subject: Re: OSI mark. was[Re: Backlog assistance?]
From: David Johnson <>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 19:23:28 -0700

On Friday 21 September 2001 03:54 pm, Steve Mallett wrote:

> As more newbies come looking for this thing 'open-source' they keep hearing
> about they're going to want to know one thing only.  Is it open-source or
> not? Yes or no?

I second that opinion. As a developer, I take great pains in knowing how the 
software I create is licensed. But as a user all I care about is whether it's 
open source. Just a couple of weeks ago I burned a CD of miscellaneous 
packages, source and tidbits for a friend without a broadband connection. I 
would not have done that if I had to read 1000 licenses to make sure I wasn't 
violating any copyrights.

David Johnson
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